Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII with the Colorful Stage Curtain That Fans Are Talking About (Hiiki ren uwasa no iromaku)

「此所に画工の御見立ハ板本の幕の内に在 ひゐき連噺色幕」 「市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0822

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41681

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô aratame Asa Man
改印:亥十一改
彫師:彫長改朝万

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