Actor Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Orikoshi Tairyô Masatomo

「織越大領政和」 四代坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #27; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), ref. photo p. 243 (this impression); Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #111; Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), #129; Suzuki 1992, #313

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.7 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38270

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.30460 (left), 11.38270 (right)

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:米良、渡辺
彫師:なし

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