Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Hayano Kanpei

三代目沢村宗十郎の早野勘平

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.2 x 14.6 cm (11 1/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25185

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Unsigned

無款

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