No. 16, Sekiya: Actor Sawamura Tanosuke II, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple (Edo murasaki gojûyo-jô)

「江戸紫五十四帖 第十六 関屋」 二代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Sadayuki (Japanese), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.7 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.879

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Monjin Sadayuki ga (background)
豊国画(年玉枠)、門人貞幸画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock