Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Ebizô II (=Danjûrô II) as the Medicine Peddler (Uiro-uri)

「市川海老蔵」(二代目) 外郎売

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #91 and pl. 37; Ukiyo-e shûka 13 (1981), Brussels pl. 60; Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), pl. 26; Gookin cat. #32

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.3 x 14.9 cm (11 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18559

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18559, 11.18564

Signed

Shunshô ga

春章画

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

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