Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, from the series Modern Eastern Fans (Tôsei azuma uchiwa)

「当世東団扇」<1> 河原崎 権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Maruya Heijirô, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0172

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40588

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(Kunichika hitsu)
国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Chô
改印:なし
彫師:彫工長

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