Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Tadanobu Rihei, No. 3 from an untitled pentaptych

「忠信利平 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month
Blockcutter Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Horikô Ko-Kin (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42220

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.42218-22 (no VR)

MFA impressions: 11.40387, 11.42220

Play: Aoto Zôshi Hana no Nishiki-e
Theater: Ichimura

Play: Aoto Zôshi Hana no Nishiki-e
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

「三」とあり。

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ko-Kin

改印:戌二改
彫師:彫工小金

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