Actor Bandô Shinsui (Bandô Hikosaburô V) as Takechi Mitsuhide

「武智光秀 坂東薪水」(五代目坂東彦三郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 6th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Seibundô Masakichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #37; Ing & Schaap, Beauty & Violence (1992), #12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37607

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Gyokuô Yoshitoshi hitsu
応需玉桜芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑六改
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: 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