Actor Sawamura Gennosuke I as Yamazakiya Chiyo Yogorô

「(山)崎や千代与五郎 沢村源之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1), 2nd month (?)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26701

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Dekiaki Yawata Matsuri (?)
Theater: Ichimura (?)
当秋八幡祭(できあきやわたまつり)ヵ
 市村ヵ

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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