Actor Arashi Rikan III as the Ghost of Shirasago (Shirasago no rei)

「白砂之霊」 三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month
Artist Gansuitei Yoshitoyo (Japanese, died 1866)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.3 x 17.8 cm (9 9/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.36252

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsumoru Yuki Nochi no Hachinoki
Theater: Naka
会稽雪後日鉢木(つもるゆきのちのはちのき)
 中

Signed

Yoshitoyo
芳豊

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