Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Ishikawa Goemon

「石川五右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 2nd month
Artist Toyokawa Hikokuni (Japanese, active 1821–1824)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 92

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 26.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35105

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hikokuni ga

彦国画

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: September 29, 2004)

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