Actor Asao Kuzaemon I as Gotobei

「五斗兵衛 浅尾工左衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunihisa I (Japanese, active about 1801–1818), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22460

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22248, 11.22460

Play: Yoshitsune Koshigoejô
Theater: Ichimura
義経腰越状(よしつねこしごえじょう)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunihisa ga
豊国門人国久画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection