Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Sasagawa Kôjûrô

「笹川幸十郎 市川団十郎」(九代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1878 (Meiji 11), 10th month
Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Matsushita Heibei (Japanese), Blockcutter Asai Ginjirô (Hori Gin) (Japanese, 1844–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print of the same play: Waseda db 201-2715

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42950

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chikanobu hitsu

周延筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Gin

彫師:彫工銀

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