Actor Ichikawa Omezô I as Shôguntarô Yoshikado

「市川男女蔵」 (初代市川男女蔵の将軍太郎良門)

Japanese
Edo period
1805 (Bunka 2), 11th month OR 1806 (Bunka 3), 1st month
Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 22.4 cm (13 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22436

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Seiwa Genji Nidai no Yumitori
Theater: Nakamura
Date of production: 1805 (Bunka 2), 11th month

However, Marks identifies the second censor’s seal as one used in 1806 (Bunka 3), 1st month.
清和源氏二代将(せいわげんじにだいのゆみとり)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, shô (i.e. first month)
改印:極、正

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