Actor Nakamura Sankô I as Tôza's Wife (Nyôbô) Okuru

「藤三女房おくる 中村三光」遖傾城花大矢数

Japanese
Edo period
1824 (Bunsei 7), 9th month
Artist Saikôtei Shibakuni (Japanese, active 1821–1826), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese), Publisher Ariwaradô Chûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #538

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25.8 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36192

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kamakura Sandaiki
Theater: Kado
鎌倉三代記
 角

Signed

Saikôtei Shibakuni ga
西光亭芝国画

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