Actor Nakayama Kojûrô VI as Ono Sadakurô

六代目中山小十郎の斧定九郎

Japanese
Edo period
1786 (Tenmei 6), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-73, photo p. 31

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.1 x 14.4 cm (12 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14593

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14593, 11.18874

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

The actor Nakamura Nakazô I used the name Nakayama Kojûrô VI from 1785.11 to 1786.11 (during this time, the name Nakamura Nakazô was used by his adopted son Nakamura Mansaku).
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中村

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin, in jar shape

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