Actor Ichikawa Yaozô V as Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi) Yojirô

「猿廻し与次郎 市川八百蔵」 (五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Sadafusa (Japanese, active 1825–1850), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

WAseda db 101-3511

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37233

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Gokitei Sadafusa ga

五亀亭貞房画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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