Actor Sakata Hangorô III as Yanushi Sabu

三代目坂田半五郎の家主三ぶ

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.8 x 13.7 cm (12 15/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13496

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.

Play: Edo Shitate Danshichi-jima
Theater: Kiri

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