Actor Onoe Eizaburô I as Kanshin

「かんしん 尾上栄三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1809 (Bunka 6)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 16.6 x 11.4 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.25517

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Reigen Soga no Kamigaki
Theater: Ichimura
Opening date: 1809 (Bunka 6), 4th month
霊験曽我籬(れいげんそがのかみがき)
 市村

Signed

Eizan hitsu
英山筆

Markings

No censor's seal

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: August 3, 1911)

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