Memorial Portrait of Actor Arashi Rikan II

「嵐璃寛」 (二代目嵐璃寛の死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1837 (Tenpô 8), 6th month, 13th day


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 102; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #251

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.6 cm (15 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35325

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Sekkôtei Hokumyô ga
雪江亭北妙画

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