Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III

三代目市川市蔵 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Hanabusaya Bunzô, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.17357

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17357, 11.38772

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu
梅蝶楼国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô
改印:丑三改
彫師:彫長

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