Actor Segawa Kikunojô V as Itohagi

「糸はぎ 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawachiya Genshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 26.4 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39362

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ganryûjima Shôbu no Miyamoto
Theater: Kawarazaki
巌流島勝負宮本(がんりゅうじましょうぶのみやもと)
河原崎
 1817、文化14、09・13

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: 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