Actor Ichikawa Ebizô (formerly Danjûrô V) as Mongaku Shônin

市川鰕蔵(先の五代目市川団十郎)の文覚上人

Japanese
Edo period
1791 (Kansei 3), 11th month


Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.3 x 13.9 cm (11 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18276

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kin no Menuki Genke no Kakutsuba (The Golden Sword Decoration and the Square Sword Guard of the Minamoto Family)
Theater: Ichimura

On this occasion, the former Ichikawa Danjûrô V changed his name to Ichikawa Ebizô, while his son Ichikawa Ebizô IV (with a different spelling) became Ichikawa Danjûrô VI.
金◇◇源家角鐔(きんのめぬきげんけかくつば)
 市村

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

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