Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Fuwa Banzaemon

五代目市川団十郎の不破伴左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 3rd month OR 1786 (Tenmei 6), 8th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 21.4 x 13.6 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17050

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17050, 21.4125

Play: Muromachi Sakura no Butai
Theater: Nakamura
1785 (Tenmei 5), 3rd month
室町桜舞台(むろまちさくらのぶたい)
 中村

OR

Play: Muromachi Onna Bunsho
Theater: Kiri
1786 (Tenmei 6), 8th month
室町嬬文章(むろまちおんなぶんしょう)
 桐

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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: 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