Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Eguchi no kimi, from the series Dance of Nine Changes (Kyû henge no uchi)

「九へん化のうち 江口君 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Chôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39388

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Sono Kokonoe Saishiki-zakura
Scene: Winter: Echigo no Kimi, Botan Shakkyô
Play (main feature): Godairikli Iro no Minato
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「青柳や月にこほるゝ額髪 京伝」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

改印:なし

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