Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Haginoya Yaegiri, from the series Alphabet Proverbs for Actors (Haiyû iroha tatoe)

「俳ゆういろはたとへ」「ゐぬもあるけばぼうにあたる」「荻野屋八重ぎり」五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 500-2428

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 × 24.9 cm (14 1/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40513

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Komochi Yamanba
Play (main feature): Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata
Theater: Morita
嫗山姥(こもちやまんば)
九字成帯錦新模(くじらおびにしきのしんがた)
守田
応03 (1867)・04・19

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯四改
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