Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Kôjirô

「幸次郎 沢村訥升」 (二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5944

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 × 25 cm (14 5/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16285

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Sandai Banashi Kôza no Shinsaku
Play (main feature): Chô Chidori Suma no Kumiuchi
Theater: Ichimura
三題咄高座新作(さんだいばなしこうざのしんさく)
蝶千鳥須磨組討(ちょうちどりすまのくみうち)
市村、二番目
 1863、文久03

Signed

Yoshiiku ga
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:亥二改
彫師:松島彫政

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: August 3, 1911)

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