No. 3 (Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Ôboshi Yuranosuke), from the series The Life of Ôboshi the Loyal (Seichû Ôboshi ichidai banashi)

「誠忠大星一代話 三」 三代目沢村宗十郎の大星由良之助

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Miyakozawa, Blockcutter Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22062

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22062, 11.29637, 11.29638, 11.36779.4, 11.42829

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:彫工房次郎

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