Actor Seki Sanjûrô II as Ôinosuke

「大炊之助 関三十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-0694 (this sheet, L); also 101-0693 (C) and 101-0692 (R)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 26 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25403

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych. Unidentified publisher’s mark, Marks #U137.

Play: Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Ichimura
楼門五山桐(さんもんごさんのきり)
市村
天保02 (1831)・03・

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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