Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Goemon

「五右衛門」二代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 17.7 x 13.2 cm (6 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39452

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunisada ga

国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

改印:なし

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