Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kyô Kon'ya Tokubei

「京紺や徳兵衛 坂東三津五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Maru-Zen (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25361

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (main feature): Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
Play (Jôruri): Michiyuki Hatsu Hototogisu
Theater: Ichimura
伊達競阿国戯場[だてくらべおくにかぶき] 後日狂言新狂言、2番目大詰 3幕
浄瑠理 道行初時鳥(みちゆきはつほととぎす)、2番目大切、常磐津
市村
 1808、戊辰、文化05、04・09

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