Actor Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Fujiwara Yorikane

「実川延三郎 ふじ原より兼」 (初代実川延三郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.5 cm (9 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37889

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kunikazu ga

国員画

Markings

Artist's seal: toshidama

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