Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as the Thief Tanseki, actually Tamashima Kôbei

「盗賊丹せき実は玉島幸兵衛 市川鰕十郎」 (死に絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 7th month, 16th day
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #269

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 27 cm (14 15/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35000

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Kakehashi Monogatari

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga

戯画堂芦ゆき画

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