Actor Ichikawa Hakuen I as Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The former Ichikawa Danjûrô V used the name Ichikawa Hakuen I from 1798.11 until his death in 1806.10 (he retired permanently in 1802.3).
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection