Actor Sawamura Tosshô I as Isami, in a Dance of Five Changes (Gohenge no uchi)

「五変化ノ内 沢村訥升」 (初代沢村訥升のいさみ)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 5th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Section of play: Isami Otoko no Hanami Modori
Play (Jôruri): Somenobori Ayame no Irozashi
Play (main feature): Mukashigatari Uguisuzuka
Theater: Kawarazaki

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c
昔語黄鳥墳(むかしがたりうぐいすづか)
染幟菖蒲の彩色(そめのぼりあやめのいろざし) 富本
任侠男花見戻(いさみおとこのはなみもどり)
 河原崎、二番目大切

貼込帖『東錦絵』(11.37809.1-31a-c)に張り込まれていたもの。

Inscription

「猫の目とともにかわるや雲の峰 訥升<訥升>」

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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: January 19, 2005)

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