Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Iruka Daijin

「入鹿大臣 坂東三津五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 3rd month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Ariwaradô Chûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #317; Keyes 1973, #381 and pl. 35 (third state)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, right sheet of diptych; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36273

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Kado
妹背山婦女庭訓
 角

Signed

Yoshikuni ga
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