Actor Bandô Kamezô I as Kakogawa Honzô Yukikuni, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

「誠忠義士伝 加古川本蔵行国」 初代坂東亀蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-1576

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40568

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika ga

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei

改印:寅七改
彫師:彫栄

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