Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Mongaku praying in Nachi Waterfall and Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Fudô Myôô

MFA impressions: 11.15063, 11.19911

Poem translated in Izzard 1993, p. 122.

Inscription

Poem by Umenoya: Katageyuku/ nawa makidaru no/ takisui ni/ nioi o amiru/ ume no oikaze



かたけゆく縄まき樽の滝水に匂ひをあみるうめの追風  梅廼屋

Signed

Ôkô Kunisada ga



応好国貞画

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

Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Mongaku praying in Nachi Waterfall and Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Fudô Myôô

  • 七代目市川団十郎の文覚と五代目松本幸四郎の不動明王
Dimensions
Shikishiban, upright diptych; 42.5 x 18.9 cm (16 3/4 x 7 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Classification
Prints
Type
Ukiyo-e print; surimono; kabuki
Catalogue Raisonné
Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #37.4; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #278; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #55; Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #139; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. III (1963), #2683
Accession Number
11.19911
Not on view

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