Actor Nakamura Utaemon I as Satsushima Hyôgo

初代中村歌右衛門の薩島兵庫

Japanese
Edo period
1769 (Meiwa 6), 7th month


Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.1 x 15.5 cm (11 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18552

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nenriki Yuzuriha no Kagami
Theater: Nakamura
念力楪葉鏡(ねんりきゆずりはのかがみ)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

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