Actor Kitaoka Nizaemon VIII as Nangô Rikimaru, from the series Toyokuni's Caricature Pictures (Toyokuni manga zue)

「豊国漫画図絵 南郷力丸」 八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #50; Fujisawa Akane, "Toyokuni to Mokuami...," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 154 (2007), p. 59, fig. 9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25.7 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15180

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15180, 11.29553

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:申十二改
彫師:彫竹

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