Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Shirafuji Genta, from an untitled series of actors in mirrors

「白藤源太 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
before 1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39524

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

三代目坂東三津五郎は文化7年3月市村座「勝相撲浮名花觸」で白藤役を勤める。

Inscription

「咲花に酒の元気を見せはやな しうか」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

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: 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