Actor Ichikawa Yaozô II as An no Heibei

二代目市川八百蔵の安の平兵衛 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5), 4th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792), Publisher Enshûya Matabei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 030-0109; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #068

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23 x 16.3 cm (9 1/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13442

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

See also RES.11.5196 (wood block).
上演場所:江戸・ 中村
興行名:操歌舞妓扇の内 あやつりかぶきおうぎのうち
外題:男作五鳫金 おとこだていつつかりがね

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

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