Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IV as Kagekiyo and Nakamura Utaemon I as Seigen

四代目市川団十郎の景清、初代中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1769 (Meiwa 6), 3rd month


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.5 x 14 cm (12 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18577

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sogo Moyô Aigo no Wakamatsu
Theater: Nakamura

The play opened in the 1st month, with Danzô as Kagekiyo, but Utaemon was ill and did not appear until the 3rd month.
曽我(衣+我)愛護若松
 中村

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

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