Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Izuya no Jirô Imitating Yuranosuke (Yuranosuke o Izuya no Jirô)

「由良之助ヲ伊豆屋の二郎 市川海老蔵」 (五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 002-1033

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39363

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The upper left sheet of an incomplete, assymmetrical two-tier triptych showing a parody of the famous letter-reading scene in Chûshingura.

Play: Sugawara-ryû Kanagaki Soga
Theater: Morita

Inscription

下図には<6>岩井半四郎がくるヵ。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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