Memorial Portrait of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III
「天保二辛卯極月廾七日 行年五十七歳 実誉秀佳信士」 三代目坂東三津五郎の死絵
Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), #35; Hayashi, "Shini-e" (I), Ukiyo-e geijutsu 45 (1975), p. 8, fig. 9
Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Forms a pair with 11.42616.
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection