Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II

二代目市川門之助

Japanese
Edo period
about 1788–90 (Tenmei 8–Kansei 2)
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 104; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #219; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #148

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.3 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18318

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunkô ga

春好画

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