Actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV, from the series Modern Figures with Edo Spirit (Edo kioi tôsei sugata)

「江戸きおい当盛すがた」 四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 3rd month


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.40537

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: Tiger 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:寅三改
彫師:なし

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