Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tôkon Ichi no Miya Yamamori no Ôji

「当今の一の宮 山盛の皇子 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.17384

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga

梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:子十改
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: 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