Actor Ichikawa Ebizô as the Pilgrim Ryôzan, actually Abe Sadato

市川鰕蔵の廻国修業者良山、実は安部貞任

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #084; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #089; Henderson & Ledoux, #84

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 15.8 cm (12 13/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25137

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25137, 21.7257

Play: Otokoyama O-Edo no Ishizue
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Sharaku ga

写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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