Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Shibata Katsuie, No. 1 from the series Theater News (Rien jôhô)

「梨園情報 一」 「柴田勝家 市川団十郎」(九代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1876 (Meiji 9), August 30
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Oyama Hangorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40493

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
豊原国周筆

Markings

Round censor's seal with date
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hei

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