Kanaya: Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as Nippondaemon, from the series Fifty-three Scenes with Large Props (Ôdôgu gojûsan dan) (parody of Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô)

「日本駄右衛門 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)「かなや」「大道具五十三段」

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Sadakage I (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0174 (no date)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16188

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hitoritabi Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Gokotei Sadakage 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