Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII

「八代目市川団十郎 行年三十二才 大阪天王寺村一心寺ニ葬 江戸菩提寺芝塔中あかん堂」 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-82

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.9 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21922

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
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