Actor Bandô Mitsugorô, from Edo, Entering the Theater (Nobori Bandô Mitsugorô gakuya iri no zu)

「登り 坂東三津五郎 楽屋入の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #313

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36240

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms a diptych: 11.36240 (R) and 11.36236 (L).
Theater: Kado
楽屋入の図
 角

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga
寿好堂よし国画

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