Actor Seki Sanjûrô II, No. 2 from an untitled series

「関三十郎」(二代目) 「二」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.6 cm (13 15/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26870

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Incomplete series or multi-sheet print:
11.26869 No. 1, Matsumoto Kôshirô V
11.26870 No. 2, Seki Sanjûrô II
11.26871 No. 7, Nakamura Matsue III
11.26872 No. 8, Ichikawa Danzô IV
11.26873 No. 9, Iwai Kumesaburô III

Waseda db 001-1122 is No. 4, Iwai Hanshirô V.

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Iwatoya Kisaburô

改印:極、岩戸

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