Kite: Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as a Yakko

七代目市川団十郎の奴 (凧)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

70.2 x 106 cm (27 5/8 x 41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28576

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Printed and painted paper removed from a kite

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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