Actor Ichikawa Kuzô III as Shimobe Isohei

「下部礒平 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860s
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimaya Tetsuya, Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41618

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete polyptych.

Signed

Ichiô Kunichika ga
一鴬国周画

Markings

No censor's seal on this sheet
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ushi, in gourd shape
改印:なし
彫師:彫牛

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: January 19, 2005)

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