Actor Sakata Hangorô III as a Traveling Priest, actually Chinzei Hachirô Tametomo

三代坂田半五郎の旅僧実は鎮西八郎為朝

Japanese
Edo period
1791 (Kansei 3), 11th month
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #4; Calza, Hokusai (2003), pl. I.11; Izawa, "Katsushika Shunrô...," Ukiyo-e geijutsu 79 (1983), p. 19, #39; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 223, hosoban #61; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3665

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 14.2 cm (12 3/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19925

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.19925, 21.10199

Play: Kin no Menuki Genke no Kakutsuba (The Golden Sword Decoration and the Square Sword Guard of the Minamoto Family)
Theater: Ichimura
金◇◇源家角鐔(きんのめぬきげんけのかくつば)
 市村

Signed

Shunrô ga
春郎画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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