Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII in Shibaraku

八代目市川団十郎の暫

Japanese
Edo period
about 1837–38 (Tenpô 8–9)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #292; McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #132; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #192; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 319

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.6 x 18.7 cm (8 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20670

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in McKee 2008, p. 264.

Inscription

Poem by Rokugien Ginba: Medetasa wa/ chiyo ni yachiyo no/ hachidaime/ isamu kokoro no/ kimi ga hatsu haru

Poem by Rokuyaen: Shibaraku to/ ifu ma mo akete/ aratama no/ tsugite ureshiki/ uguisu no koe

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga
朝櫻楼国芳画

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