Memorial Portrait of Actor Arashi Rikan II

二代目嵐璃寛 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1837 (Tenpô 8), 6th month
Artist Gokyôtei Nobukatsu (Japanese, active 1824–1841)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 102; Gerstle 2005, #255

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.3 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36055

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36055, 11.36056

Signed

Ôju Tessai sha

応需哲斎写

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