Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as the Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi) Yojirô, in the Second Feature During the 5th Month of Bunka 5, the Year of the Dragon

「猿廻し与次郎 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「文化五歳辰五月 二番目狂言」

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), fig. 177

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22470

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale): Oshun Denbei, the Horikawa Scene
Play (main feature): Koro mo Yayoi Hanago no Keizu
Theater: Nakamura

The main play had opened in the 3rd month; the finale featuring the monkey trainer was added in the 4th month.
二番目大切「堀川の段」
頃宿花児譜(ころもやよいはなごのけいず)
中村
 1808、戊辰、文化05、03・23

Signed

Edo Toyokuni hitsu
江戸豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Moriya Jihei
No publisher's mark
改印:森治

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