Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Musashibô Benkei in Kanjinchô

「観進帳」五代目市川海老蔵の武蔵坊弁慶

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 23.5 cm (13 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40349

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Kanjinchô
Play (main feature): Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yoshi tô

改印:浜、馬込、子九
彫師:彫工芳刀

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