Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kumagai Renshô Hôshi

五代目市川海老蔵の熊谷連生法師

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamoto Kyûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-1580

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40.2 x 28 cm (15 13/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

11.38158

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki
一谷嫩軍記(いちのたにふたばぐんき)
河原崎
嘉永03 (1850)・03・

Signed

This impression unsigned; signature on completed print in Waseda collection is Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
無款

Markings

(Censors' seals on the completed print: Kinugasa, Watanabe)

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