Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Fuwa Banzaemon

五代目市川海老蔵の不破伴左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #42 (complete); Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #82 (C and L only); Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 154, pl. 41 (L only); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 319 (C only)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.5 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1950

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.1950 (left sheet only), 00.1951 (right sheet only), 11.26064-6

Poem translated in Keyes 1984, p. 104.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûkaen: Issun mo/ tosanu fû no/ sabakiyaku/ sakura wa haru no/ hana no zagashira

Signed

Yûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds