Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII (inset) and His Son Ichikawa Ebizô VI (Danjûrô VIII)

七代目市川団十郎と六代目市川海老蔵

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of J. Printmaking (2000), #99 (different poems); Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #146; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 305

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.6 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25971

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「宝珠亭船唄 むさし野に柴もひそられと春雨のおやのひかりをか★る若艸」「宝市亭 そか中になくてかなはしらひつみの子海老なからも春のたてもの」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

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