Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Tokaiya Ginpei

「渡海や銀平 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 3rd month (date of play)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 17.9 x 13 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39454

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Nakamura
Date of production: 1829 (Bunsei 12), 3rd month
The print is probably somewhat later, perhaps about 1833 if it is from the same series as 11.39451 to 11.39453.
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
中村
 1829、文政12、03・03

文政12年3月の上演を受けて、後年錦絵にしたものヵ。

Signed

Kunisada ga
国貞画

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: 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