Memorial Portrait of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III

「天保二卯十二月廿七日 実誉秀佳信士 坂東三津五良 行年五十七歳」「道行鳥辺山」 三代目坂東三津五郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 12th month, 27th day
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kôbe Mus., Western Blue/Seiyô no ai (2007), #116; Hayashi, "Shini-e" (I), Ukiyo-e geijutsu 45 (1975), p. 8, fig. 11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40165

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms the right sheet of a diptych with 11.40166.

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

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: 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