Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Akugenta Yoshihira in the Opening Performance at the Naka Theater in Osaka (Ôsaka Naka no shibai, shin kaomise, Akugenta Yoshihira, Nakamura Utaemon)

「大阪中之芝居 新顔見世 悪源太義平 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kageben (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25369

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Naka, Osaka

Signed

Edo Toyokuni ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Tsuruya Kinsuke
改印:鶴金

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