Actor Ichimura Takenojô V as both Monju's Monkey (Monjuzaru) and a Girl on the Road to Edo (Kaidô kudari), from an untitled series

「文殊猿」・「街道下り」五代目市村竹之丞

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40297

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (interval between main and second feature): Kotobuki
Scene: Monjuzaru
Play (main feature): Hôraisan Yotsugi Soga
Theater: Ichimura
蓬莱山世嗣曽我(ほうらいさんよつぎそが)
寿(ことぶき) 長唄 (文珠猿)もんじゅざる
市村、一番目と二番目の間
 1851、嘉永04、01・13

細目題2は「街道下」(長唄)。

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
彫師: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: 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