Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI as Ono Sadakurô

六代市川団十郎の斧定九郎

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 203; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #23; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 66; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #200

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14921

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14921, 21.6015

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kiri
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんくら)
 桐

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: 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