Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II (Rikan) as Okitsu Jinzô

「沖津仁三 嵐吉三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11), 1st month
Artist Nagakuni (Japanese, active 1814–1820s), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; another print for the same performance: Gerstle 2005, #130

Dimensions

Hosoban; 34.5 x 15.5 cm (13 9/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26558

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper with stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto
Theater: Kado
けいせい筑紫☆(けいせいつくしのつまごと)
 角

Signed

Nagahide monjin Shûei ga (Shûei, pupil of Nagahide)
長秀門人秀栄画

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