Parrot (Ômu): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, from the series Seven Komachi in Modern Style (Imayô nana Komachi)

「今様七小町 あふむ」 八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.5 cm (14 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36609

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28688, 11.36609, *11.45571 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Unidentified publisher’s mark; possibly Iseya Rihei.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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