Ox (Ushi): Actor Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Sakuramaru, from the series Loyalty and Fidelity for the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (Chûkô jûnishi no uchi)

「忠孝十二支之内 丑 さくらまる」 初代実川延三郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #130; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #51a (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.33

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
 (mitate)

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection