Actor Ichikawa Hakuen II (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII) as Saeda Masaemon

「早枝政右衛門 市川白猿」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Kasuke (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #178

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35340

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Setsugekka
Theater: Kado
けいせい雪月花
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

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