Actor Bandô Mitsutarô as Nagoya Sanza Motoharu, from an untitled series of actors in mirrors

「名古屋山三元春 坂東三津太郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 8th month
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

11.39517

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei Ikoku-banashi
Theater: Kawarazaki
天竺徳兵衛韓噺(てんじくとくべえいこくばなし)
 河原崎

Inscription

「傘にかくす夜空の姿かな かつみ」

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