Together with Nakamura Utaemon's Hits of a LIfetime (Nakamura Utaemon Issei Ichidai ni tsuki): Actor Nakamura Tsurusuke I as Urashima in Shiki Sanbasô

「中村歌右エ門 一世一代ニ付」 「式三番叟 景事浦しま 中村鶴助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Keyes 1973, #376 (no photo); Matsudaira, Yoshikuni, 75

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.8 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36237

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kotobuki Shiki San
Theater: Kado

Issued in connection with the “farewell performance” of Nakamura Utaemon III, aka Shikan (who in fact continued acting under another name).
寿式三(ことぶきしきさん)
 角

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga
寿好堂よし国画

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