Actor Nakamura Nakazô II

二代中村仲蔵(山口九郎二郎の役か)

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810), Publisher Uemura Yohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #1.008

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.18185

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunimasa ga

国政画

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: August 3, 1911)

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