Actor Kawarazaki Sanshô (Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I) as Satô Masakiyo, from an untitled series of actor portraits

「佐藤正清 河原崎三升」(初代河原崎権十郎)

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nihon hanga bijutsu zenshû 7 (1962), #7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16159

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16145, 11.16159

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu
Artist's seal: toshidama
改印:巳四改
彫師:太田彫升

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