Actor Nakamura Tsurusuke I as Kuzunoha--A Great Hit! (Ôatari, ôatari)

「くずの葉 中村鶴助」(初代) 「大あたり/\」

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), about 9th to 11th month
Artist Toyokawa Hikokuni (Japanese, active 1821–1824), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #097; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #25 (second edition, reissued in 1827 with different inscriptions)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 26.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35102

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yomeiri Shinoda-zuma
Theater: Ônishi

Signed

Ashikawa Hikokuni ga

あし川彦国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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