Actor Ichikawa Ebizô II as a Medicine Peddler (Uirô-uri)

外郎売 「市川海老蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1741 (Genbun 6/Kanpô 1)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2397

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 15 cm (12 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13209

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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