Actor Nakamura Nakazô II as Aramaki Mimishiro

二代目中村仲蔵の荒巻耳四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #147; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), reference #N; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #082; Henderson & Ledoux, #102

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.4 x 15.2 cm (12 3/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.16488

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosagoto): Ôshukubai Koi no Hatsune
Play (main feature): Uruôtoshi Meika no Homare
Theater: Miyako
鶯宿梅恋初音(おうしゅくばいこいのはつね)
閏訥子名和歌誉(うるおうとしめいかのほまれ)
 都

Signed

Sharaku ga
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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