Season-opening Performance in the Year of the Wood Rat (Kinoene kaomise): Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as the Pilgrim Banryû and Matsumoto Yoneza I as the Courtesan Tamanae

「甲子顔見世」 修行者幡竜「松本幸四郎」(五代目)、けいせい玉苗「松本よね三」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 24.9 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17136

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato
Theater: Ichimura
顔観玉簾雪故郷(みしたまだれゆきのふるさと)
 市村

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