Actor Onoe Tamizô II as a Thunder God (Kaminari), a Cartoon Character (Toba-e), and a Girl (Musume), in a Dance of Nine Changes

「九変化ノ内 雷 鳥羽絵 娘 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)「水中早かわり 大評判/\」

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.1 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39329

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): Yae Kokonoe Hana no Sugata-e
Play (main feature): Tenjiku Tokubei Banri no Irifune
Theater: Nakamura
天竺徳兵衛万里船(てんじくとくべえばんりのいりふね)
八重九重花姿絵(やえここのえはなのすがたえ) 常磐津、長唄
 中村、二番目大切

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