Masatsuya (Actor Ôtani Oniji III as Ono Sadakurô), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 まさつや」 三代目大谷鬼次の斧定九郎

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #222; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 212, fig. 14; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 30, #14; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #99

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 23.7 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25333

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: Kawarazaki
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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