Actor Ichikawa Sadanji I as Wada's Servant (Shimobe) Busuke in the Play Revenge at Igagoe (Igagoe dôchû sugoroku), from an untitled series of twenty-two actor portraits

「伊賀道中双六 和田下部武助 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), June (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Time Present and Time Past (1999), #75; Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), fig. 160

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.3 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16600

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 6 (?)
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:酉六ヵ
彫師:なし
版元: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