Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II as Shûgetsu

「秋月 嵐吉三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 2nd month
Artist Ganjôsai Kunihiro (Japanese, active about 1815–1843), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36019

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sono no Yuki Koi no Kumidai
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kunihiro ga

国広画

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: 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