Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as ... Baemon

「 馬右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamahei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25.6 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.24982

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Acc. to Marks, “Waka” seal used 1811.10, 1812.11 (but Utaemon returned to Osaka after 1812.9).

Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Waka (Wakasaya Yoichi)
改印:極、若

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