Actor Sanshô (Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Soga no Gorô), from the series Assortment of Fine Brands of Sake, Good for the Health (Hyakuyaku chôju meishû soroe)

「百薬長寿名酒揃 三升」初代 河原崎権十郎の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shôfûdô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2570

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40526

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:寅十二改
彫師:片田彫長

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