No. 13, Koganei: Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Koshô Kichiza, from the series Comparisons for Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho awase no uchi)

「江戸名所合の内 拾三 小姓吉三」 六代目坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0281

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 24.6 cm (14 3/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36867

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuniteru hitsu

国輝筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Zenji

改印:卯六改
彫師:彫工善治

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