Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kezori Kuemon

「毛剃九右衛門 市川海老蔵」 (五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #108; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #161; Suzuki 1992, #304

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26.1 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21902

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Koi no Minato Hakata no Hitofushi
Play (main feature): Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

Poem by Umeya

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

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: 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