Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Ôboshi Yuranosuke, from the series The Exemplary Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Chûretsu gishi den)

「忠烈義士伝 大星由良之助」五代目市川海老蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 3rd month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-599, photo p. 21; another print in the series: Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #79

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.7 x 16.3 cm (9 5/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.74

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Iroha-gana Shijûshichi Kun
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection