(Newly Published) Eleven Continuous Acts of Chûshingura (Shinpan Chûshingura jûichidan tsuzuki), Acts 5 and 7 (Godanme, Shichidanme): Actors Ichikawa Danzô IV as both Ôboshi Yuranosuke and Ono Sadakurô, Sawamura Tôzô I as Teraoka Heiemon, Ichikawa Tomozô

新板 忠臣蔵十一段続 「七段目」 「五段目」 四代目市川団蔵の大星由良之助・斧定九郎、初代沢村藤蔵の寺岡平右衛門、二代目市川友蔵の斧九太夫、二代目瀬川菊三郎のお軽、二代目小佐川常世のお石

Japanese
Edo period
1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-1040 (R), 100-1041 (C), 100-1042 (CL), 100-1043 (L); Kuwana City Mus., Shodai Utagawa Toyokuni yakusha-e ten (2002), #30 (complete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, center sheet of pentaptych; 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21483

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.21481-5 (no virtual record; each sheet catalogued separately)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中村

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
Publisher's mark on left sheet only

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