Actor Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Kagurajishi Raihachi, from the series A Modern Shuihuzhuan (Kinsei suikoden)

「近世水滸伝 神楽獅子雷八 中村鶴蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Text by Kanagaki Robun (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 85-96, cat. nos. 76-86 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.5 cm (14 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42760

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29162, 11.42760

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ko-Kin
改印:戌十改
彫師:彫工小金

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