Actor Iwai Shijaku I as Ohatsu

「おはつ 岩井紫若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 4th month
Artist Shunshisai Hokkai (Japanese, active 1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Publisher Fujita (Ôsaka) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 99; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #414; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #149

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35327

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsugiawase Koshiji no Ume
Theater: Kado

Signed

Tôhônan Hokusei

東方南北西

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: September 29, 2004)

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