Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as an Outdoor Vendor (Kôgushi), from the series Grand Finale Dance Numbers from Hit Plays (Atari kyôgen nibanme ôkiri jôruri)

「当狂言二番目大切浄瑠理 香具師 坂東薪水」(五代目坂東彦三郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43645

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu
七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子三改
彫師:片田彫長

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