Actor Nakamura Tomijûrô I as a Maiden (Musume), from a Dance of Seven Changes

初代中村富十郎の娘(七変化の内)

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.4 x 15.5 cm (13 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18408

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18408, 11.26665

Play (Dance of Seven Changes): Kurikaesu Shichiyô Kagami
Theater: Ichimura

Nakamura Tomijûrô I in a farewell performance before his return to Kamigata. The seven roles were: (1) Court lady (Kanjo); (2) Hobbyhorse dance (Harukoma); (3) Maiden (Musume), with announcement of his departure; (4) Iris dance of the female Narihira; (5) Doll festival doll playing a drum; (6) Old man of the mountains (Yamagatsu); and (7) Lion dance (Shakkyô).

繰返七容鏡(くりかえすしちようかがみ)
 市村

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

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