Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Demura Shinbei

「出むら新兵衛 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wasedsa db 101-1794; also 101-1792 (R) and 101-1793 (C), not in MFA

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.4 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15194

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

Play: Ise Heiji Hiiki no Kamikaze
Theater: Nakamura
伊勢平氏摂神風(いせへいじひいきのかみかぜ)
中村
 1818、文政01、11・01

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

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