Actor Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VII as Katô Kiyomasa in the Play Momoyama Palace (Momoyama goten no ba), from an untitled series of twenty-two actor portraits

「桃山御殿の場 加藤清正 河原崎権之助」

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), September
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Catalogue Raisonné

Yokohama Mus. of Art, Fascinating J. Woodcut Prints (2014), #12; Newland, Time Present and Time Past (1999), #73

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16602

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉九
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