Mishima: Actor Ichikawa Danzô V as Ômi Kotôta (?), from the series Imaginary Matches of Actors for the Fifty-three Stations [of the Tokaido Road] (Mitate yakusha gojusan tsui no uchi)

「見立役者五十三対ノ内 三島 市紅」 五代目市川団蔵の近江小藤太ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T61-12

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.3 x 18.8 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22287

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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