Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II as Nippondaemon

「日本歌右衛門 嵐吉三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1819 (Bunsei 2), 9th month
Artist Baien (Japanese, active 1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 26.7 cm (15 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35107

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A different (later?) edition of the center sheet of a triptych co-designed with Hokushû.

MFA impressions:
Complete triptych, by Baien and Hokushû: 11.35419-21
Center sheet only, by Baien (different edition): 11.35107, 11.38809

Play: Tôtomigata Koi no Shiranami
Theater: Naka

Signed

Baien sha

楳莚写

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