Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III as a Lion in Shakkyô, from the series Dance of Five Changes (Gohenge no uchi)

「五変化ノ内」 石橋 三代目市川市蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 26.7 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40997

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably a triptych: 11.40997-9 (order uncertain; no VR)

Play (finale of Part 2): Yosete Gogyô Shosa no Futsutsuka
Play: Komamukai Tanomi no Tsumikomi
Theater: Morita
☆五行所作の拙(よせてごぎょうしょさのふつつか) 常磐津、富本、長唄
駒迎田実入魁込(こまむかいたのみのつみこみ)
守田、二番目大切
 1858、安政05

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:午七
彫師:彫竹

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