Actor Nakamura Kajûrô I as Chishima Tsukasanosuke

「千鳥司之介 中村歌十良」

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 9th month
Artist Gochôtei Sadahiro (Japanese, active about 1830–1850), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #104

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36474

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Satsumagushi
Theater: Kado
契情狭妻櫛
 角

Signed

Gorakutei Sadahiro ga

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