Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Hanakawado Kurotegumi Sukeroku

「花川戸黒手組助ろく」 五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Meiji era
1867 (Keiô 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #101

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 36.8 × 50 cm (14 1/2 × 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16405, 11.22554

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Upright diptych: 11.16405 (top), 11.22554 (bottom)

Play: Atari Kuji Mansei Soga
Theater: Morita
 慶応3年2月守田座「当九字万成曽我」で黒手組の助六を勤めるが、本図はそれ以後のもの。

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on bottom sheet only)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 3 aratame (on bottom sheet only)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯三改
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: 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