Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as the Old Lady (Rôjo) Sano

「佐藤ノ老女 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 9th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Ariharadô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 92; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #135

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35352

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35352, 11.35363

Play: Isamashiki Oi no Kotobuki
Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga

春好斎北洲画

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: 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