Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V, from the series Modern Eastern Fans (Tôsei azuma uchiwa)

「当世東団扇」 五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Maruya Heijirô


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0177

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40587

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Shinsui (Hikosaburô)

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame (?)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯八改ヵ
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