Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as ...suke, Actually (Jitsu wa) Sasano Gonza

「 実ハ笹野権三 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.1 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30328

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Okuni-iri Soga Nakamura
Theater: Nakamura
御国入曽我中村(おくにいりそがなかむら)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni segare Toyoshige ga (Toyoshige, Heir of Toyokuni)
豊国倅豊重画

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: 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