Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as Kaidômaru

怪童丸 「岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Hachi (1) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.7 x 12.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25255

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Tsuki to Hana Koko ni Tomodori
Play (main feature): Yama Mata Yama Hana no Yamagatsu
Theater: Ichimura
月花茲友鳥(つきとはなここにともどり)
大和大和花山樵(やままたやまはなのやまがつ)
市村、二番目大切、一番目四立目
文政06 (1823)・11・11

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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