Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yamauba, probably cut from one sheet of an untitled series showing actors in six roles each

三代目坂東三津五郎の山姥

Japanese
Edo period
1805 (Bunka 2), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

10.4 x 10.9 cm (4 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43823

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Haha Sodachi Yukima no Uguisu
Play (main feature): Seiwa Genji Nidai no Yumitori
Theater: Nakamura
Date of production: 1805 (Bunka 2), 11th month
母育雪間鴬(ははそだちゆきまのうぐいす)
清和源氏二代将(せいわげんじにだいのゆみとり)
中村、二番目大切
文化02(1805)・ 11・01

Signed

(this picture unsigned)

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