Scene from the Play Kanadehon Chûshingura at the Ichimura Theater

市村座の仮名手本忠臣蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1749 (Kan'en 2), 5th month
Attributed to Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #67; Kishi, Edo no enkin-hô (1994), fig. 32

Dimensions

Horizontal ô-ôban; 28.4 x 42.6 cm (11 3/16 x 16 3/4 in. )

Accession Number

11.19627

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(signature probably in margin, cut off)

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