Actor Ichikawa Ebizô III as Matsuômaru
1776 (An'ei 5), 7th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 30.7 x 14.6 cm (12 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Note: The hand-written inscription at the upper right incorrectly identifies the theater as the Nakamura, but according to Kabuki Nenpyô it was actually the Ichimura.
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection