Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Rokuji Namuemon, from the series Thirty-two Mirrors of Good and Evil (Zen'aku sanjûni kyô)

「善悪三十二鏡」「六字南無右衛門 坂東彦三郎」 (五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 10th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Wakasaya Jingorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2204

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40487

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯十改
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