Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as a Shirabyôshi Dancer

「白びやうし 坂東三津五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 1st month
Artist Toyokawa Hikokuni (Japanese, active 1821–1824), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.3 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35106

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chôhanagata Kanegamisaki (?)
Theater: Kado
春色道成寺(ちょうはながたかねがみさき)
 角

Signed

Hikokuni ga
彦国画

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: September 29, 2004)

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