(Newly Published) Eleven Continuous Acts of Chûshingura (Shinpan Chûshingura jûichidan tsuzuki), Acts 6, 8, and 9 (Rokudanme, Hachidanme, Kyûdanme): Actors Ichikawa Danzô IV as both Honzô and Kanpei's Mother, Osagawa Shichiyô II as Konami, Ichikawa Danzab

新板 忠臣蔵十一段続 「九段目」 「八段目」 「六段目」  四代目市川団蔵の本蔵・勘平母、二代目小佐川七蔵の小浪、四代目市川団三郎の力弥、二代目瀬川菊三郎の戸無瀬、初代市川男女蔵の早野勘平、四代目大谷鬼次の千崎弥五郎、初代市川浜蔵の郷右衛門

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 left sheet of pentaptych; 36.7 x 24.6 cm (14 7/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21482

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