Actor Ichikawa Danzô V as Chûrô Onoe

「中老尾へ 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1837 (Tenpô 8), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.4 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29939

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych. Apparently a recycled version of a print originally made in 1831, with the actor’s name and face changed; see 11.40737a-b . Mark of unidentified publisher.

Play: Ura Omote Sakura no Iromaku
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

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: 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