Sanuki Province: Bingo Saburô, and Harima Province: (Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as) Ôboshi Yuranosuke, from the series Modern Scenes of the Provinces in Edo Brocade Prints (Edo nishiki imayô kuni zukushi)

「江都錦今様国尽」 「備後三郎 大星由良之助」(三代目坂東三津五郎) 「隠岐 (天勿空匂賎 同行三)」 「播磨」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Mitaya Kihachi (Japanese), Blockcutter Nakamura Tôkichi (Hori Me-Tô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 005-0230, 100-1493

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.6 cm (14 3/8 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36699

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Me-Tô
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:彫目藤

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