Actor Arashi Kitsusaburô I (Rikan) in the dressing room mirror, with wigs and makeup for various roles, from an untitled series of five

初代嵐橘三郎(嵐璃寛)の鬘合

Japanese
Edo period
about 1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #090

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.5 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35385

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35385, 11.35387

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

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: 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