Actor Nakamura Shikan III as the Ghost (Reikon) of Hôkaibô

「法界坊霊魂 中村芝翫」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month
Artist Sadayuki (Japanese, active 1839–1840)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36189

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Nochi no Omokage
Therater: Naka
隅田川続俤(すみだがわのちのおもかげ)
 中

Signed

Sadamasu monjin [pupil of Sadamasu] Sadayuki ga
貞升門人貞雪画

Markings

No publisher's mark
版元: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: January 19, 2005)

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