Actor Ichikawa Danzô V as Takarai Kikaku, from an untitled series of actor portraits

「宝井其角」六代目市川団蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40172

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Iroha Nikki
Theater: Ichimura

No censor’s seal visible (possibly cut off); date is from date of play.
東駅いろは日記(とうかいどういろはにっき)
市村
 1861、文久01、07・13

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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