Actor Bandô Shûka I as Sadatô's Wife (Tsuma) Sodehagi

「貞任妻袖萩」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Miyakozawa


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 26.2 cm (14 11/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39019

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate).
 2枚目は安部貞任<8>市川団十郎、3枚目は八幡太郎義家<12>市村羽左衛門だが、該当する上演なし。名主印「衣笠」「浜」の組合せは嘉永元年10月まで。<8>市川団十郎と<1>坂東しうかが市村座で同座するのは嘉永元年度と嘉永4年度。

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

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