Memorial Portrait of Actor Arashi Koroku IV

四代目嵐小六の死絵

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 11th month, 16th day
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Kasuke (Japanese), Printer Hanji (Japanese, active about 1826)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35348

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kasuke
Printer's mark: Surikô Hanji

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: September 29, 2004)

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