Asakusa: (Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as) Aburaya Osome, No. 28 from the series Matches for Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho awase no uchi)

「江戸名所合之内 油屋お染」 五代目坂東彦三郎 「廿八」「浅草」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-1215

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40495

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: Hare 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masukichi

改印:卯七改
彫師:彫工舛吉

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