Actor Sawamura Tosshô I as Komatsuya Sôshichi, from the series (?) The Good Ship Full House (Ôiri-maru)

「大入丸 小松屋宗七 沢村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 26.1 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21894

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21894, *11.28851 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Play (second feature): Koi no Minato Hakata no Hitofushi
Play (main feature): Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Nakamura
恋湊博多諷(こいのみなとはかたのひとふし)
祇園祭礼信仰記(ぎおんさいれいしんこうき)
中村、二番目
 1840、天保11、08・04

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: 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