Actor Onoe Matsusuke II as the Carpenter Rokusaburô, from the series Great Hit Plays (Ôatari kyôgen no uchi)

「大当狂言ノ内 大工六三郎」 二代目尾上松助

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814–15 (Bunka 11–12)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), #55; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #309; Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 213, #57; Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #145

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.9 cm (15 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15140

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a production of Taiheiki Kikusui no Maki at the Nakamura Theater in 1810 (Bunka 7).
 見立

「大当狂言」は文化後期のシリーズ。文化12年頃ヵ(新藤説)。

文化7年7月15日中村座「太平記菊水之巻」初日二番目大切「短夜仇散書」(常磐津)に取材したものだが、実際の上演と作成期は異なる。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
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