Actor Nakayama Tomisaburô I as Tsukuba Gozen, wife of Yoshioki

初代中山富三郎の義興後台つくば御前

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 8th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #114; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #051; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #056; Henderson & Ledoux, #61

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.4 x 15.3 cm (12 3/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.16492

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Yomo no Nishiki Kokyô no Tabiji
Play (main feature): Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi
Theater: Kiri
四方錦故郷旅路(よものにしきこきょうのたびじ)、2番目
神霊矢口渡(しんれいやぐちのわたし)、1番目
 桐

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga
東洲斎写楽画

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