Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Igami no Gonta

「いがみの権太」 五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-4467

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39871

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39781, 11.41685

Play: Ichinomori Kujira no Ôyose
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei

改印:卯七改
彫師:彫栄

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