Actor Ichikawa Hakuen II (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII) as Danshichi Kurobei

「団七九郎兵衛 市川白猿」(七代目市川団十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 5th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.35181

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami
Theater: Naka
夏祭浪花鑑(なつまつりなにわかがみ)
 中

Signed

Shunkôsai monjin Shunkô ga
春好斎門人春江画

Markings

Unidentified publisher's mark

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: September 29, 2004)

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