Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô V as the renegade monk Wantetsu from Ôkamidani

五代目市川団十郎の狼谷のわん鉄

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #396 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.4 x 14.9 cm (11 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18873

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18873, 21.4122

Play: Date Nishiki Tsui no Yumitori
Theater: Morita
伊達錦対将(だてにしきついのゆみとり)
 森田

Signed

(this sheet unsigned; Shunshô ga on right sheet)
無款

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