Actor Ichimura Uzaemon IX as a Child Dancing with Shell Horse-hoof Toys

九代目市村宇左衛門の切禿

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 14.7 cm (12 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18794

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Mitsu Ningyô Yayoi no Hinagata (farewell performance of Uzaemon IX)
Play (main feature): Hatsuhana Mimasu Soga (1st month), Muromachi Sakura no Butai (3rd month)
Theater: Nakamura
三ッ人形弥生雛形(みつにんぎょうやよいのひながた)
中村
 1785、乙巳、天明05、02・18

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Kyôsai collection

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