Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as Ôboshi Yuranosuke

「大星由良之助 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 25.7 cm (14 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39339

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
中村
 1825、文政08、07・27

Inscription

「筑紫太宰府江参詣年 御名残狂言 来ル七月十五日より相勤申候」

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