Actor Mimasu Daigorô IV as Sadaka, No. 3 of a set of four

「定高」四代目三枡大五郎 「四枚続之内 三」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Publisher Kashimadô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #256

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35666

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Naka

The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark.
妹背山婦女庭訓
 中

Signed

Hirosada
広貞

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