Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Sano Genzaemon

「佐野源左衛門 片岡仁左衛門」(八代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22101

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sano Keizu Soga no Gosho-zome
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
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: 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