Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as the Footman (Yakko) Mojisuke, Actually (Jitsuwa) Owari Dennai; and Ichikawa Omezô I as Karahashi Seigorô, from a series of actor prints with crests on fans

「奴文字助実ハ小割伝内 市川団十郎」(七代目)、「唐橋清五郎 市川男女蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.6 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37189

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Drawing based on another print from the series: 2009.5012.31

Play: Katakiuchi Meika no Akebono
Theater: Ichimura
敵討名歌曙(かたきうちめいかのあけぼの)
 市村

Signed

Kuniyasu ga
国安画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: January 19, 2005)

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