Actor Iwai Hanshirô V, cut from one sheet of an untitled series showing actors in six roles each

五代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

10.4 x 10.9 cm (4 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25762

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably from the same sheet: 11.25760, 11.25761, 11.25762, 11.25765

Signed

(this picture unsigned)
無款

Markings

No censor's seal

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