Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V, known as Otowaya, No. 3 from the series An Assortment of Dandies in the Temporary Lodgings of the Pleasure Quarters (Inase soroi kuruwa no karitaku)

若男揃廓仮宅 「音羽屋」 五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 12th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Kamekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-0887

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.21900

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masukichi
改印:卯十二改
彫師:彫工升吉

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