Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Toneri Matsuômaru

「舎人松王丸」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29704

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 or triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.29704 (right sheet only), 11.43773a-b (diptych)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theaters: Nakamura and Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata, shita-uri
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:米良、村田、シタ売
彫師:彫竹

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