Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Hyôshitô no ... , from the series A Shuihuzhuan of Actors (Haiyû Suikoden)

「豹子頭 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「俳優水滸伝(はいゆうすいこでん)」

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), February (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Morimoto Junzaburô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41672

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: Chicken 2 (?)
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei
改印:酉弐ヵ
彫師:渡辺彫栄

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