Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as Edohei

初代中村仲蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #589 (dated 1782, with different role and play)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.5 x 13.2 cm (11 5/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18368

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazune
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

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