Actor Ichikawa Masugorô as Hakoômaru

「はこわう丸 市川升五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1735 (Kyôhô 20), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2386

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.3 x 14.7 cm (11 15/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19176

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

Play (Jôruri): Shakuhachi Hatsune no Takarabune
Play (main feature): Furiwakegami Hatsugai Soga
Theater: Ichimura
尺八初音宝船(しゃくはちはつねのたからぶね)
振分髪初買曽我(ふりわけがみはつがいそが)
 市村

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