Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Nagoya Sanza

三代目沢村宗十郎の名古屋山三

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6), 11th month


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 14.7 cm (12 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18468

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.847, 11.18468

Play (kaomise): Hito no Kuni Yori Mitsugi no Irifune
Theater: Morita
徒韓貢入船(ひとのくによりみつぎのいりふね)
 森田

Signed

Shunsen ga
春泉画

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