Actor Ichikawa Danzaburô IV as the Apprentice (Detchi) Hisamatsu

「でつち久松 市川団三郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 6th month
Artist Katsukawa Shuntei (Shôkôsai) (Japanese, 1770–1824), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 17.1 x 11.5 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.25699

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Some Moyô Imose no Kadomatsu
Theater: Nakamura
染模様妹背門松(そめもよういもせのかどまつ)
 中村

Signed

Shuntei ga
春亭画

Markings

No censor's seal

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