Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Tenjiku Tokubei, Actually (jitsu wa) Sôkan's Son (isshi) Dainichimaru

「天竺徳兵衛 実ハ宗観一子大日丸 尾上松助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), intercalary 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunimitsu I (Japanese, active 1800s–early 1830s)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16316

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Eiri Otogi-zôshi
Theater: Ichimura
彩入御伽草(えいりおとぎぞうし)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunimitsu ga
豊国門人国満画

Markings

No censor's seal

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