Actor Fujikawa Tomokichi II as Kaoyo Gozen

「かほよ御せん 藤川友吉」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.15121

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
中村
 1814、文化11、04・06

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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