Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VII as Yuri Hachirô

七代目片岡仁左衛門の由利八郎

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 11th month
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #654.2, and pl. 85

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 15 cm (12 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22119

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly a triptych: 21.6350 (right), 11.22119 (center), 21.6351 (left)

Play: Kaeribana Yuki no Yoshitsune
Theater: Miyako
帰花雪義経(かえりばなゆきのよしつね)
 都

Signed

Utamaro ga
歌麿画

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