Actor Bandô Minosuke II as Urabe Suetake, from an untitled series of actors in mirrors

「卜部ノ季武 坂東簑助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 83

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 26.1 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39525

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chi Jin Yû Koko ni Yorimitsu
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

「ひさしふりに庭下駄はきぬ帰り花 竹下亭しう調」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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: January 19, 2005)

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