Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V, from Edo (Edo nobori), Greeting the Audience (Habakarinagara kôjô)

「江戸登り五代目坂東彦三郎 乍憚口上」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 1st month
Artist Gansuitei Yoshitoyo (Japanese, died 1866), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #470; Genshoku Ukiyo-e Dai Hyakka Jiten 2 (1982), #538

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 23.9 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36248

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Naka

Signed

Ôju Yoshitoyo sha
応需芳豊写

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