Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Saitô Sanemori

「斉藤実盛 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Maru-Zen (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16327

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
Theater: Nakamura
源平布引滝(げんぺいぬのびきのたき )
中村
 1808、戊辰、文化05、06・22

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Yasu ga
豊国門人安画

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: 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