Actor Ôtani Tomoemon V as Yokawa Kakuhan

「横川覚範 大谷友右エ門」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.4 cm (14 7/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36861

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No publisher’s mark.

Signed

Ichiyôsai Kuniteru hitsu

一曜斎国輝筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Katada Chôjirô

改印:卯八改
彫師:彫工片田長治郎

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: January 19, 2005)

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