Actor Onoe Tamizô II as Azuma Otoko Bôdachi, from a series of Five Changes (Gobake no uchi)

「五化ノ内 あづま男棒立 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 11th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Kasuke (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 99

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34995

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kotobuki Shikisan
Theater: Naka

Another design in the series: 49.1753.
寿式三(ことぶきしきさん)
 中

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga
春江斎北英画

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kasuke

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: September 29, 2004)

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