Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishiyama Tsukiya Akizumi, from the series Eight Heroes of Ômi Province in Nuregoromo Onna Narukami (Nuregoromo Onna Narukami, Ômi hachiyû no uchi)

「濡衣女鳴神 近江八勇の内 石山津喜弥秋澄」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43049

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Kunihisa ga (inset)

豊国画(年玉枠)、国久画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 9
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:午九
彫師:横川彫竹

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