Actor Nakamura Noshio II as a Shirabyôshi Dancer

二代目中村野塩の白拍子

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #82

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 26 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.24968

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kyôganoko Musume Dôjô-ji
Theater: Miyako
 京鹿子娘道成寺(きょうがのこむすめどうじょうじ)

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: 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