Actor Shûka (Bandô Mitsugorô III), from the series Actors for the Seven Komachi (Yakusha Nana Komachi)

「役者七小町 秀哥」 三代目坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800s
Artist Utagawa Kunimitsu I (Japanese, active 1800s–early 1830s), Publisher Kawajû (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.1 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25897

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunimitsu ga

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