Actor Nakamura Shikan II, from Kamigata, formerly Tsurusuke, as Satô Tsuginobu

「佐藤次信 下り鶴助改中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.3 cm (14 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22279

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinpusen Yosooi Genji
Theater: Nakamura
金峰山艶色源氏(きんぶせんよそおいげんじ)
 中村

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

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: 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