Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I in "Nagoya Belt and Tanzen Jacket" (Tanzen no Nagoya obi)

「丹前の名古屋帯」 初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Kyûshirô


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 24.8 cm (13 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40292

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Ise Meisho Waza to Iezuto
Tokiwazu section of shosa:
Play (main feature): Hatsuyuki to Mimasu no Kagekiyo
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 10
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰十
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: 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