Actor Ichikawa Ichizô I as Chûbei

「忠兵衛 市川市蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 26.3 cm (15 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25000

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 Bikyaku Yamato Ôrai
Play (main feature): Ima wa Mukashi Ogurusu Bundan
Theater: Morita
恋飛脚大和往来(こいびきゃくやまとおうらい)
今昔小栗栖文談(いまはむかし おぐるすぶんだん)
 森田

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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