Actor Ichikawa Udanji I as Kainosuke, No. 3 from the series Thirty-six Views of Japan (Nihon sanjûrokkei no uchi)

「日本三十六景ノ内 三」 「甲斐之助 市川右団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), February
Artist Shûgansai Shigehiro (Japanese, active 1865–1878), Publisher Tamanoi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24 x 17.8 cm (9 7/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.36187

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the left sheet of an incomplete diptych.

Play: Keisei Nazuna no Sekku
Theater: Kado
けいせい薺佳節(けいせいなづなのせっく)
 角

Signed

Shigehiro ga
重広画

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: 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