Actor Onoe Kikugorô V as Mamushi no Jirokichi, from the series Photographic Mirror of Actors (Haiyû shashin kyô)

「俳優写真鏡 真虫の次郎吉 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Edo-Tokyo Mus., Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #390; Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #120; Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #3-22-3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.8 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41226

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Katami Ezôshi
Theater: Morita

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu

一蕙斎芳幾筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yokokawadô

改印:午五改
彫師:彫工横川堂

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