Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yoshiie

「義家 市川団十郎」(八代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 23.8 cm (13 13/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38304

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Ôshû Adachigahara
Play (main feature): Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Kawarazaki
奥州安達原(おうしゅうあだちがはら)
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
河原崎、二番目
 1839、天保10、09・09

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Unidentified publisher's mark
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