Actor Bandô Shûka I as the Nun Seigen (Seigen-ni)

「清玄尼」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.52.4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.

Play: Hatsu Sakura Onoe no Iwafuji
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし

Provenance

1952, gift of Louis Aaron Lebowich (b. 1880), Boston, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich