Actor Ichikawa Hakuen I as Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo

「惡七兵衛景清 市川白猿」

Japanese
Edo period
1798-1802
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25353

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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).

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: 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