Actor Nakamura Tôzô II, from Ôsaka, as Matsui Gengo

「大阪下り 松井源吾 中村東蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.6 cm (14 1/4 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25374

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The former Nakamura Utagorô took the name of Nakamura Tôzô II in this occasion.

Play: Koro mo Yayoi Hanago no Keizu
Theater: Nakamura
頃宿花児譜(ころもやよいはなごのけいず)、後日、1番目2番目、3巻
中村
 1808、戊辰、文化05、03・23

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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