Actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Mizushima Samon, from the series Mirror of Demonic People, Good and Evil (Zen'aku kijin kagami)

「善悪鬼人鏡 水嶋左門」 四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 4th month (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsunoi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2151

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.2 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.44451

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 4 aratame (?)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ushi

改印:辰四改ヵ
彫師:彫牛

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