Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Satô Tadanobu in the Fifth Month Production of Dragon Year 1808 (Satô Tadanobu, Nakamura Utaemon, Bunka gonen tatsu, gogatsu kyûgen))

「佐藤忠のぶ 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「文化五年辰 五月狂言」

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25352

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Nakamura
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
 中村

Signed

Edo Toyokuni hitsu
江戸豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
No publisher's mark
改印:極
版元:なし

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