Actor Ichikawa Ebizô (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII) as Akaiwa Ikkaku, Father of Kakutarô, from the series The Book of the Eight Dog Heroes (Hakkenden inu no sôshi no uchi)

「八犬傳犬の艸紙之内 角太郎が父赤岩一角(かくたろうがちちあかいわいっかく)」 市川海老蔵(七代目市川団十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #66

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39132

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 19 of the Left group on the title page (11.39112).

MFA impressions: 11.39132, 11.44546

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôjirô

改印:福、村松、子十
彫師:彫庄治郎

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