Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as Shirai Gonpachi

「白井権八」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40777

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado
Play (main feature): Arigata ya O-Edo no Kagekiyo
Theater: Kawarazaki
☆手向の☆川戸(かきつばたたむけのはなかわど)
難有御江戸景清(ありがたやおえどのかげきよ)
河原崎、二番目
 1850、嘉永03、03・17

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
彫師: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: 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