Actor Jitsukawa Enjaku I as the fox Tadanobu

「狐忠のぶ 実川延若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month
Artist Ichiryûtei Toyohide (Japanese, active 1839–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #223

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35253

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hanayagura Hitome Senbon
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Toyohide

豊秀

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