Actor Onoe Kikugorô III in His Hit Role as Sakuramaru, from the series Present-day Collage Pictures for Battledores (Tôsei oshi-e hagoita)

「当世押絵羽子板 当り狂言ノ内 桜丸 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1822 (Bunsei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Azumaya Daisuke (Kinshûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), #64

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.2 cm (14 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25948

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Signed

Ôju Gototei Kunisada ga
応需五渡亭国貞画

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