Actor Nakamura Tamashichi I as Sankichi in Somewake Tazuna

「染分たづな」 「三吉 中村玉七」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.8 cm (10 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37890

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Chikugo
けいせい染分総(けいせいそめわけたづな)
 筑後

Signed

Kunikazu
国員

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