Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII and Bandô Shûka I with Wigs for Various Roles

かつら合せ 八代目市川団十郎、初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Salter, Japanese Popular Prints (2006), p. 157, fig. 169; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-101

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30327

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師: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