Memorial Portrait of Actor Arashi Kitsusaburô I (Rikan) as Yorimasa

初代嵐橘三郎の頼政 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th month
Artist Yanagawa Shigenobu I (Japanese, 1787–1832), Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Luxembourg, Schätze der Kamigata (exh. cat., 2012), #417

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 26 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25824

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yorimasa Nue Monogatari
Theater: Horie

Signed

Tôto Yanagawa Shigenobu (main image); Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (inset)
東都柳川重信、春好斎北洲画

Markings

No publisher's mark
版元:なし

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