Actor Nakamura Fukunosuke as both Seihaku and Tamamo no Mae (inset)

「せいはく 中村福之助」「玉藻前」

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 2~8th month
Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese), Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36269

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tamamo no Mae Asahi no Tamoto
Theater: Kadomaru
玉藻前曦袂(たまものまえあさひのたもと)
 角丸

Signed

Yoshikuni ga
よし国画

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