Actors' Kabuki Fans (Haiyû kabuki ôgi)

「俳優歌舞伎合気(はいゆうかぶきあうぎ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych

Accession Number

11.40596a-e

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 (on four sheets)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi (on right and left sheets)

改印:丑七改
彫師:彫工多七

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