Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Fuwa Banzaemon

「不波伴左衛門 市川団十郎」(九代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1898 (Meiji 31), October
Attributed to Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.8 cm (14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44698

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete polyptych.
No signature, publisher, or date on this sheet.

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
彫師: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: January 19, 2005)

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