Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kajiwara Genta, from the series Great Hit Plays (Ôatari kyôgen no uchi)

「大当狂言ノ内 梶原源太」 三代坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814 (Bunka 11)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #47; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #93; Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #135; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), p. 50, fig. 5a

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.5 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15741

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

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: 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