Actor Arashi Rikan III as the Footman (Yakko) Tsumahei

「奴妻平」 三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105 (other impression)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 18.4 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41915

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37050, 11.41915

Play: Hana Fubuki Uta no Kiyomizu
Theater: Kado

Signed

Kunikazu

国員

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