Actor Sawamura Gennosuke I as Tsuzuki Denshichi

初代沢村源之助の十木伝七

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kawajû (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuwana City Mus., Shodai Utagawa Toyokuni yakusha-e ten (2002), #42

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22466

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanjin Kanmon Tekuda no Hajimari
Theater: Ichimura
漢人韓文手管始(かんじんかんもんてくだのはじまり)
市村
 1804、甲子、文化01、09・09

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

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