Actor Ichikawa Omezô I as Sekibei

初代市川男女蔵の関兵衛

Japanese
Edo period
1803 (Kyôwa 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #63

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13700

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To
Theater: Ichimura
積恋雪関扉(つもるこいゆきのせきのと)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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