Memorial Portrait of Actor Arashi Kitsusaburô I as Mashiba Hisayoshi

初代嵐橘三郎の真柴久吉 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton ..." (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Gerstle, Kabuki Heroes (2005), #202; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #105; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #37; Keyes 1973, #200, photo p. 230

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.4 cm (14 11/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.35382

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Konoshitakage Hazama Gassen
木下蔭狭間合戦
 死絵

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

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: September 29, 2004)

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