Actor Arashi Kitsusaburô I as Hyôgo no kami Yorimasa

「兵庫頭頼政 嵐橘三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 8th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.7 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38808

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35332, 11.38808

Play: Yorimasa Nue Monogatari
Theater: Horie
 頼政鵺物語(よりまさぬえものがたり)

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

Markings

No publisher's mark
版元:なし

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