Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Eguchi no kimi

「中村歌右衛門」(三代目中村歌右衛門の江口の君)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 3rd month (?)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22388

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Utaemon played this role as part of a Dance of Nine Changes. Possibly from the same set: 11.22388, 11.24981

Play: Sono Kokonoe Saishiki-zakura
Theater: Kado
其九絵彩四季桜(そのここのえさいしきざくら)

文化13 (1816)・03・

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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