Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Ukita Sakingo

四代目松本幸四郎の浮田左近吾

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8), autumn
Artist Sakuragawa Bunkyô (Japanese, active 1780s–90s)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.1 x 14.2 cm (12 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19252

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ominaeshi Sugata no Hatsuaki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Sakuragawa Bunkyô ga

桜川文橋画

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