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Actor Nakamura Utaemon III Entering the Theater (Nakamura Utaemon gakuya iri no zu)

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Possibly from the same series: 11.36194, by Shibakuni.

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga 寿好堂よし国画

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1819 (Bunsei 2), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #309; Keyes 1973, #365 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; Kamigata-e (Osaka/Kyoto); kabuki

Accession Number

11.22632

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints