Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Gorô Sharpening the Arrow (Yanone Gorô)

七代目市川団十郎の矢の根五郎

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 289; Bowie et al, Art of the Surimono (1979), #6

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.5 x 18.8 cm (8 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20090

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Bowie et al 1979, p. 18.

Inscription

Poem by Aisuro Kakemasu: Uguisu no/ niwa ni mo koe o/ ageshôji/ kakaru tokoro e/ haru no Tokimune

Poem by Jingairô Yukizumi: Ao mono no/ ao uma nare ya/ isamashiku/ ône no muchi ni/ kaburaya no ne wa

Signed

Godaime Kiyomitsu hitsu

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomitsu

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