Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as Tenjiku Tokubei

「天竺徳兵衛 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15970

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15970, 11.28849

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei Karakoto Banashi
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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