Actor Sawamura Gennosuke I as Ume no Yoshibei, with an inset of a mirror showing his father Sawamura Sôjûrô III

初代沢村源之助の梅の由兵衛、(鏡に)三代目沢村宗十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25365

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi
Theater: Nakamura
隅田春妓女容性(すだのはるげいしゃかたぎ)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni gasen (picture and inscription by Toyokuni)
豊国画讃

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