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Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII

Japanese
Edo period
about 1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shunpûdô Noshiro Ryûkô


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM Ukiyo-e cat. III (1963), #2703

Dimensions

Shikishiban

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.19897 (L), 11.19899 (R); virtual record: 11.19897VR

Inscription

「文操舎松年 おもふさま人を引出せ花やかな梅に柳に春の立もの」「白毛舎 うらゝかに四方のひゐきの引はえて程★する軒のしめ縄」「文々舎 梅柳みわかぬ春の★求に木伝ふて声たてぬ鴬」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

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