No. 9, Aoi: Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple (Edo murasaki gojûyo-jô)

「江戸紫五十四帖 第九 あおい」 八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.876

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Monjin Ippôsai Kuniaki ga (background)

豊国画(年玉枠)、門人一鳳斎国明画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:なし

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