Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III as the Hairdresser (Kamiyui) Saizaburô

「髪結才三郎 市川市蔵 三代目 蝶升」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Shimizu Ryûzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), p. 169, #60

Dimensions

Vertical oban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15497

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ryûzô
改印:丑三改
彫師:彫工柳三

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