Actor Nakamura Tamashichi I as Wankyû

椀久 中村玉七

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 10th month
Artist Ittôsai Masunobu (Japanese, active 1849–1853)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #242

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 18.9 cm (10 3/16 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36090

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chigusa no Midarezaki
Theater: Chikugo

No publisher’s mark on this impression

Signed

Masunobu

升信

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