Actor Sawamura Tosshô I as a Chinese Acrobat (Tôjin) and as the God Inari in Kokaji, in a Dance of Five Changes (Gohenge no uchi)

「五変化ノ内」 唐人・小鍛冶 「沢村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Sugata no Hana Nochi no HInagata
Play (main feature): Shidaya Katami Tsugi no Funauta
Theater: Ichimura

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c
姿花後雛形(すがたのはなのちのひながた) 常磐津、長唄
信田館貢物船諷(しだやかたみつぎのふなうた)
 市村、二番目大切

貼込帖『東錦絵』(11.37809.1-31a-c)に張り込まれていたもの。

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