Actor Bandô Hikosaburô I, from Osaka, as Naoe Yamatonosuke

「大阪下り 坂東彦三郎」(初代坂東彦三郎の直江大和之助ヵ)

Japanese
Edo period
1727 (Kyôhô 12), 11th month (?)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Okumuraya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1719?

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 15.4 cm (12 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19175

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gosho-zome Kôyô Gunki (?)
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

(partly torn away) ...Masanobu shôhitsu

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