Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III Dancing

三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0763

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41594

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably part of an incomplete polyptych.

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô

改印:丑十一改
彫師: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