Fudô: Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as the Mystical Image (Reizô) of Fudô Myô-ô, Ichikawa Saruzô I as Kongara dôji, and Ichikawa Komazô VII as Seitaka dôji, No. 9 from the series Eighteen Great Kabuki Plays (Jûhachiban no uchi)

「不動(ふどう)」「十八番の内 九」 「不動明王の霊像」五代目市川海老蔵、「矜羯羅童子」初代市川猿蔵、「制多伽童子」七代目市川高麗蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #4-25; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #93

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.3 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42731

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.40920, 11.42731

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni hitsu

香蝶楼豊国筆

香蝶楼豊国筆(年玉印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子三
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: 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