Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as the Medicine Vendor (Uiro-uri) Toraya Tôkichi

外郎売 「市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1797-1807
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.1 x 14.7 cm (12 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19268

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Ichikawa Ebizô V took this name in 1797 as a six-year-old child actor and used it until 1807, when he took the prestigious name Ichikawa Danjûrô VII. From 1832 until his death in 1859, he used the name Ebizô V once again.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: broken sakura (unidentified)

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