Actor Ôtani Tomoemon I as Dôzaburô (?)

初代大谷友右衛門の団三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1773 (An'ei 2), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.4 x 14 cm (11 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18304

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Wada Sakamori Eiga Kagami
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunkô ga

春好画

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