Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as both Kakuju (inset) and Kan Shôjô

「覚じゅ かん相丞 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 1st month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #338; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 98

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36268

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36268, 11.38829

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Kado
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 角

Signed

Kô Yoshikuni ga
高よし国画

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