Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Fujihachi Gomon, Actually (Jitsu wa) Naosuke Gonbei

「藤八五もん実は直助権兵へ 松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 72

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.5 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39354

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Play (main feature): Kanadehon Chûshingura
 Theater:

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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