Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Taira no Tomomori, from the series Dance of Nine Changes (Kokonobake no uchi)

「平ノ知盛 中村歌右衛門 九変化の内」 (三代目中村歌右衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 1st month
Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #364

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.7 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38837

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36284, 11.38837, RES.50.71

Play: Yosete Arata ni Kokonobake
Theater: Kado
日本新玉九尾化(よせてあらたにここのばけ)
 角

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga
寿好堂よし国画

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