Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Kumagai Jirô Naozane

「熊谷次郎直実 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.39476

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Based on the performance of Ichinotani Futaba Gunki at the Nakamura theater in the 9th month of 1811 (Bunka 8).
 文化8年9月17日中村座「一谷嫩軍記」の上演に取材したものヵ。

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: 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