Actor Nakamura Tomijûrô II as the Courtesan Kikugawa

二代目中村富十郎のけいせい菊川

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #308

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35188

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Chigo-ga-fuchi
Theater: Kado

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga

春江斎北英画

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: September 29, 2004)

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