Actor Kataoka Gadô II as Kobuna Gengorô, from the series Lives of Modern Heroes (Tôsei jin'yû den)

「小ぶな源五郎 片岡我童」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36184

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Setsugekka
Imaginary performance (mitate).
けいせい雪月花(けいせいせつげっか)
 見立

Signed

Kunishige
国重

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: January 19, 2005)

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