Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Izumi no Kojirô, No. 3 from an untitled set of ten

「泉の小次郎 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「三」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #96 (complete set of ten)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40598

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei

改印:丑四改
彫師: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