The Fifth Month (Gogatsu): Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as a Warrior Doll of Lord Masakiyo (Kabuto ningyô Masakiyo kô), from the series Twelve Months (Jûni tsuki no uchi)

「十二月の内 五月 兜人形正清公 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunimaru (Japanese, 1793–1829)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16313

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16313, 11.36766

Play (hengemono): Shiki no Nagame Yosete no Mitsu Dai
Theater: Nakamura
四季詠寄三大字(しきのながめよせてみつだい) 長唄
其面影伊達写絵(そのおもかげだてのうつしえ)
中村、二番目大切
 1813、文化10、03・07

Signed

Keiuntei Kunimaru ga
経雲亭国丸画

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元:なし

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