Waves of Fine Writing (Gyokushô no nami): Actor Sawamura Tossho II, from the series Popuar Songs for Five Chivalrous Commoners (Kyokaku hauta gonin date)

「侠客端唄五人立 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「玉章の浪」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 12th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0481; Newland, Time Present and Time Past (1999), #46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 × 24.5 cm (14 1/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40480

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:丑十二改
彫師:彫巳の

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