Memorial Portrait of Actor Seki Sanjûrô II

「[行年五十四才] 関三十郎 筑地地中法重寺 [天]保十己亥九月廿八日 釈歌山是証信士」 二代目関三十郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10), 9th month, 28th day
Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40163

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

[画題等]裁断部分は演博114-0193で補う。

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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