Actor Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Sasaki Tan'emon

「佐々木丹右衛門 実川延三郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #559

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 17.9 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20667

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Igagoe Norikake Gappa
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kunikazu

国員

Markings

Artist's seal: Kunikazu

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