No. 11, Imado: Actor Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as the Wrestler Inagawa, from the series Comparisons for Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho awase no uchi)

「江戸名所合乃内 十一 稲川」 初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 25.3 cm (14 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45359

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36866, 11.45359

Signed

Kuniteru hitsu

国輝筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯十一改
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