Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kanpei

「かん平」 八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-0513

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.1 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45373

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.43769a-b (complete diptych), 11.45373 (right sheet only, with different face)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga

梓元乃応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
彫師: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: 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