Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as the Ghost of Kan Shôjô

「菅丞相霊魂 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 3rd month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #545

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.7 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36253

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Naka
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 中

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