Actor Ichikawa Yaozô III as a Bandit, Actually Mita no Jirô Tomotsuna

三代目市川八百蔵の山賤(実は蓑田次郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810), Publisher Yama-Zen


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #91; Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #85; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #1.030

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16211

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Seiwa Nidai Ôyose Genji
Theater: Miyako
清和二代遨源氏(せいわにだいおおよせげんじ)
 都

Signed

Kunimasa ga
国政画

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