Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Inuta Kobungo in Act 6 of Yatsu no Hanafusa

「八花魁 巻之六」 「犬田小文五 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.4 x 19 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35493

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Yatsu no Hanafusa
Theater: Kado
安政4年1月、大坂、角の芝居、前狂言「けいせい八花魁(やつのはなふさ」。曲亭馬琴(きょくていばきん)の「南総里見八犬伝(なんそうさとみはっけんでん)」を脚色したもの。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Kunikazu
国員

Markings

Artist's seal: Kunikazu

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