Actor Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Izumi no Saburô, from the series Current Hit Plays (Tôsei atari kyôgen)

「當世阿た里狂言 和泉ノ三郎 市川鰕十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 3rd month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese), Publisher Iden (Japanese, active 1820–1835)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #159

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.5 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35365

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Koshigoejô
Theater: Kado

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga

春好斎北洲画

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: September 29, 2004)

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