Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Otohime, the Dragon Princess

「乙姫 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1857 (Ansei 4)
Artist Ichibaisai Yoshimine (Japanese, active 1856–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.4 x 18.7 cm (10 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36243

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otoko Narikeri Onna Masakado

Imaginary performance (mitate).

Signed

Yoshimine

芳峰

Markings

Printer's mark: Suri Gen

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