Actor Seki Sanjûrô II as an Echigo Lion Dancer (Echigojishi), from the series Dance of Seven Changes (Shichi henge no uchi)

「七変化ノ内 越後獅子 関三十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.9 cm (14 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22343b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22343, 11.25324

Play: Koko ni Saku Nita Yamazakura
Theater: Ichimura
爰咲似山桜(ここにさくにたやまざくら)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
No publisher's mark
改印:極
版元:なし

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