Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Shiraito in Shiraito Mondo Kasane Tsuyu Neya no Sayokinu, from an untitled series of actor portraits on the backs of shamisens

「白糸主水 重褄閨小夜衣 坂東三津五郎」 (六代目坂東三津五郎の白糸)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shôfûdô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 403-0282

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40575

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39873, 11.40575

Forms a pair with 11.40572, 11.40577.

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:辰正改
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