Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I in the Dressing Room

「河原崎権十郎」(初代、 楽屋姿)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Hori Iwa (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #40

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40376

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

楽屋で化粧をしている場面を描く。画中にある鬘は文久1年10月市村座「菅原伝授手習鑑」の梅王丸のものヵ。

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Iwa
改印:酉十二改
彫師:横川彫岩

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