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Actor Arashi Tokusaburô III as Iwanaga Jirôkichi

Japanese
1839 (Tenpô 10), 8th month
Artist Gochôtei Sadamasu I (Kunimasu) (Japanese, active 1834–1852)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, left sheet of diptych

Accession Number

11.35976

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sekitori Senryo Nobori
Theater: Onishi

Signed

Sadamasu ga, in toshidama cartouche 貞升画

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: 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