Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Matsuômaru

「松王丸 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.7 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39469

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Kawarazaki

Inscription

「五月兵庫之助 七月熊谷 また松王 御見物様の御機兼もおそれ入候」「身がわりもこれで三度や下総栗 七代目三升」

Signed

Kunisada ga

国貞画

Markings

Censor’s seal: kiwame

改印:極

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: January 19, 2005)

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