Actor Kawarazaki Gonjurô I as Yokozô, Actually (Jitsu wa) Yamamoto Kansuke

横蔵実ハ山本勘助 初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TML db M144-014-01(01) , (02), (03) (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.16436

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.16437 is the left sheet, with the identification of actors and roles.

Play: Ono no Tôfû Aoyagi Suzuri
Theater: Nakamura
小野道風青柳硯(おののとうふうあおやぎすずり)
中村
 1863、文久03

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥七改
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