Actor Bandô Shûka I as Shiraito of the Hashimotoya

「橋本屋白糸」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.5 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38298

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Tsui no Kagamon
Theater: Ichimura
隅田川対高賀紋(すみだがわついのかがもん)
市村
 1852、嘉永05、03・03

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:米良、渡辺、子三
彫師:彫竹

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