Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Minamoto Yorimasa

Japanese
Edo period
about 1822 (Bunsei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #191; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #253

Dimensions

Shikishiban, right sheet of diptych; 21 x 17.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19910

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.19910 (right sheet), 11.20653 (left sheet); virtual record: 11.19910VR

Inscription

「あらそはぬ春にしなれは梓弓かけぬゆつるやあそふ糸ゆふ 和諍亭春永」

Signed

Kunisada ga

国貞画

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: 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