Actor Ichikawa Sumizô III as Kenmotsu Tarô Nobutoshi, from an untitled series of actors in mirrors

「堅物太郎信後 市川寿美蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.8 cm (14 5/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29756

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29756, 11.39516

Play: Zôho Tsukushi no Iezuto
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

「錦車 稲かける秋のさくらの枝迄も」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

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: 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