Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Satsuma Gengobei

「佐妻源吾兵衛」五代目沢村宗十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.3 cm (14 3/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15153

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Godairiki Koi no Fûjime
Theater: Kawarazaki
五大力恋緘(ごだいりきこいのふうじめ)
河原崎、二番目
 1848、嘉永01、07・29

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元の応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

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