Actor Onoe Fujaku III as Imaki Denshichi

「今木伝七 尾上芙雀」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), about 9th to 11th month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Ariwaradô Chûbei (Japanese), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #334

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36263

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kenmawashi Sato no Daitsu
Theater: Onishi
拳褌廓大通
 大西

Signed

Yoshikuni ga
よし国画

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: 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