Actor Bando Hikosaburô III as Yuranosuke

三代目坂東彦三郎の由良之助

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #689 and cat. no. 132 (R only); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 197 (L) and 198 (R); Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #228 (C) and 229 (R); Ukiyo-e zenshô 5 (1957), fig. 76 (R)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 21.9 cm (14 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22301

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.22301 (center sheet only), 21.7314-6 (complete triptych)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Miyako
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんくら)
 都

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

Markings

No censor's seal

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