Actor Arashi Rikan II as Miyamoto Tomijirô, Later (nochi ni) Musashi

「宮本友治郎 後無三四 嵐璃寛」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3) 1st month
Artist Sekkôtei Hokumyô (Japanese, active 1830–1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Publisher Kawaji


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p.99

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.8 cm (14 5/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35329

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Katakiuchi Nitô Eiyûki
Theater: Ônishi

Signed

Shunpusai Hokumyô ga
春婦斎北妙画

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kasuke

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