Actor Ichikawa Yaozô II as Akaneya Hanshichi

二代目市川八百蔵の茜屋半七

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #65; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #70; Ukiyo-e taisei 5 (1930), #220

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.5 x 14.6 cm (12 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.18498

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Michiyuki Obana-ga-tsuyu
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆斎文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

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