Actor Ôkawa Hachizô I as Shirojirô Motonobu, from the series Tales of Loyalty and Heroism (Chûkô buyû den)

「忠孝武勇伝 四郎次郎もと信」 初代大川橋蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 8th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Luhl, "An album of Osaka actor prints," Andon 98 (2014), p. 64, pl. 21R

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.4 x 16.5 cm (9 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.56

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sangoku Daichi Nochi no Kusemono
Theater: Kado

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection