Actor Nakamura Matsue III Entering the Theater (Nakamura Matsuya gakuya iri no zu)

「中村松江楽屋入之図」(三代目中村松江)

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 9th month
Artist Saikôtei Shibakuni (Japanese, active 1821–1826), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.2 cm (14 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36194

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly from the same series: 11.22632, by Yoshikuni.

Signed

Shibakuni ga

芝国画

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