Actor Ichikawa Ichizô II as Gokumon Shôbei

「獄門庄兵衛 市川市蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 7th month
Artist Ganjôsai Kunihiro (Japanese, active about 1815–1843), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Kamigata yakusha-e no sekai (2001), #69; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #046

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.4 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21853

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otoko Ippiki Sukui no Tatehiki
Theater: Kado
堂島救入浜(おとこいっぴきすくいのたてひき)
 角

Signed

Kunihiro ga
国広画

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: 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