Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as both Yamauba and Kaidômaru

「山うは 怪童丸 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th month
Artist Saikôtei Shibakuni (Japanese, active 1821–1826), Publisher Ariwaradô Chûbei (Japanese), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #536

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26.5 cm (15 1/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36195

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yamamomiji Nishiki no Iohata
Theater: Kado
山紅葉錦の五百機
 角

Signed

Tôkatei Shibakuni ga
桃花亭芝国画

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