Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Sutoku-in in 1780 OR as the Ghost of Ôtô no Miya in 1786

初代尾上松助の崇徳院ヵ大塔宮霊ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 11th month OR 1786 (Tenmei 6), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image, #113 (as Sutoku-in, 1780); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #162 (as Sutoku-in, 1780)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.7 x 13.1 cm (12 1/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18323

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

1780 (An’ei 9), 11th month
Play (kaomise): Kitekaeru Nishiki no Wakayaka
Theater: Nakamura

1786 (Tenmei 6), 11th month
Play: Kumoi no Hana Yoshino Wakamusha
Theater: Nakamura
極飜錦壮貌(きてかえるにしきのわかやか)
 中村

雲井花吉野壮士(くもいのはなよしののわかむしゃ)
 中村

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

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: 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