Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Hangan Takasada

「判官高貞 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 3rd month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.1 cm (13 15/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.37606

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
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中村

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
一魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:戌三改
彫師:なし

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