Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II as Akizuki Taizen

「秋月大膳 嵐吉三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 2nd month
Artist Shun'yôsai Hokkei (Japanese, active 1818–1824), Publisher Shioya Chôbei


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #444

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 26 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35229

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of an incomplete diptych.

Play: Sono no Yuki Koi no Kumidai
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kintarô Shun'yô sha

謹多楼春陽写

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: September 29, 2004)

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