Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yoji, a Boatman on the Umezu River (Umezugawa no sendô Yoji)

「梅津川のせんどう与次 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.8 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30558

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.22850-1 (complete diptych), 11.30558 (right sheet), 11.40045 (left sheet)

Play: Misao no Hana Toba no Koitsuka
Theater  Ichimura
貞操花鳥羽恋塚(みさおのはなとばのこいづか)
市村
所作題:誰仝噂仇者 音曲:常磐津

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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