Moonlit Night at Shinobazu (Shinobazu no yoru no tsuki): Actor Bandô Shûka (Bandô Mitsugorô VI) as Yamatoya Oryû, from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei no uchi)

「江戸八景之内 忍ばずの夜の月 大和屋於竜 坂東しうか」 (六代目坂東三津五郎)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 500-3304

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40504

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰七改
彫師: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: 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