Private Performance of Women's Kabuki: Dôjô-ji

座敷狂言

Japanese
Edo period
1789–1801 (Kansei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), pls. 91-7 (complete pentaptych, with Dôjô-ji, plus extra sheets for Sanbasô and Kusazuribiki)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 25.8 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13503

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of at least seven interchangeable sheets (11.13503, 11.13519, 11.13520, 11.13523, 11.13550, 11.13590, another illustrated in Ukiyo-e taikei 9) depicting different performances, any one of which can be the second sheet from left of a pentaptych.
The three left sheets of the pentaptych: 11.13504 (left), 11.13520 (center), 11.16317 (right); virtual record: 11.13504VR
The four right sheets of the pentaptych: 21.7481-4 (21.7481 = 11.13503)

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

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: 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