Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Obiya Chôemon

四代目松本幸四郎の帯屋長右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunjô (Japanese, died in 1787)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 2 (1982), #259

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.7 x 14.9 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18454

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of a diptych, with 21.6052 as the left sheet.

MFA impressions: 11.18454, 11.25178

Play: Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shunjô ga

春常画

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