Matsuchiyama: Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Banzui Chôbei, from the series Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital (Tôto sanjûrokkei no uchi)

「東都三十六景之内 真乳山 ばんずゐ長兵衛 かはらさき権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Shimizu Ryûzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43656

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu
七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ryûzô
改印:子二改
彫師:彫工柳三

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