Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Mashiba Hisayoshi, from the series Lacquer Wine Cups with Portraits of Actors (Haiyû maki-e sakazuki)

「俳優蒔絵盃 四十八枚重ノ内」「真葉久吉 片岡仁左衛門」 (八代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 500-1940

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.17356

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu

梅蝶楼国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥七改
彫師:なし

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