Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Sakuragidayû, from Dance of Nine Changes (Kyû henge no uchi)

「さくら木太夫 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 9th month
Artist Ganjôsai Kunihiro (Japanese, active about 1815–1843), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #015 (described but not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36039

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Second edition of a print originally designed in 1821 as the right sheet of a tetraptych.

MFA impressions: 11.36035-8, 11.36039 (later edition of right sheet),11.36295a-d

Play: Somemoyô Naniwa Miyage
Theater: Kado
染模様難波土産
 角

Signed

Kunihiro ga
国広画

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