Memorial Portrait of Actor Bandô Shûka I, with inset of the late Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII

「三月六日 行年四十五才 海秀誉実山信士」 初代坂東しうか、八代目市川団十郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.21998

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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