Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as Shirai Gonpachi in the Suicide Scene at the Rokugô Ferry

「弘化四丁未年七月狂言 一世一代 五十三次之内 六郷の渡し 白井権八切腹の場」 (三代目尾上菊五郎の白井権八)

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month
Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Attributed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-8848; Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.4 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39432

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi
Theater: Ichimura
尾上梅寿一代噺( おのえきくごろういちだいばなし)
 市村

Signed

(seal only, unread)

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
彫師: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: 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