Imaginary Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V (Mitate Ichikawa Hakuen) as Sano Genzaemon
「見立 市川白猿」 五代目市川海老蔵
Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably based on the portrayal of Sano Genzaemon by Ebizô V at the Ichimura Theater in 1837 (Tenpô 8), 3rd month.
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection