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「五郎 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Suzui (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6968, 100-6969

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26.6 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.25404

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Date Moyô Soga no Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura
伊達彩曽我雛形(だてもようそがのひながた)
中村、七幕目
文化12 (1815)・01・17

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