Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Omatsuri Sashichi, from the series Thirty-six Kabuki Poems (Kabuki sanjûroku ku)

「歌舞伎三十六句 お祭佐七 彦三郎」(五代目坂東彦三郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 × 25.2 cm (14 3/4 × 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21899

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑九改
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: 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