Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Inumura Daikaku, from the series The Eight Dog Heroes of Satomi (Satomi hakkenshi no uchi)

「里見八犬士之内 犬村大角」 二代目沢村訥升

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Sanoya Tomigorô (Kinseidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #173

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 × 24.6 cm (14 5/16 × 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40589

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 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Tatekawa Hori Hatsu
改印:寅八改
彫師:竪川彫初

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