Actor Suketakaya Shirogorô I as Yoshirô, Actually Naoe no Saemon

「助高屋 四良五郎」(初代) 与四郎実ハ直江の左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

9.8 x 6.4 cm (3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43806

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly cut from the same sheet: 11.43803, 11.43804, 11.43805, 11.43806, 11.43807

Play (second feature, added in 12th month): Aikata Soete Akindo
Play (main feature): Kigoto no Hana Yashima Kaijin
Theater: Ichimura
相肩添商人(あいかたそえてあきんど)
雪八島凱陣(きごとのはなやしまかいじん)
市村
文化04 (1807)・12・02 年

Signed

(this picture unsigned)

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