Actor Asao Tamejûrô I as Hiragatake no Washizô, actually Fujiwara no Sumitomo

初代浅尾為十郎の藤原純友

Japanese
Edo period
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #1150

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.1 x 14.2 cm (11 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18198

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana no O-Edo Masakado Matsuri
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shun'ei ga

春英画

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: August 3, 1911)

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