Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III in a Dance Number (Shosagoto) Representing the Handa Inari Shrine, from the series Twelve Months (Jûnitsuki no uchi)

「十二月之内 坂東三津五郎所作事」三代目坂東三津五郎の半田稲荷

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawachiya Genshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39328

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Shiki no Nagame Yosete no Mitsu Dai
Scene: Hatsuuma, Handa Inari
Play (main feature): Sono Omokage Date no Utsushi-e
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

Poem by Santô Kyôden: Hatsuuma ya/ ume ni ...

「初午や梅に威をます大鳥の 山東京伝」

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: 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