Pulling the Elephant (Zôbiki): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Yamanoue Gennaizaemon, with an actor from the past as Suzuka no Ôji, from the series The Eighteen Great Kabuki Plays (Kabuki jûhachiban)

「歌舞伎十八番 象引」 「山上源内左衛門 九世市川団十郎」 「鈴鹿の王子」

Japanese
Meiji era
1896 (Meiji 29), May 22
Artist Hasegawa Kanpei XIV (Tadakiyo) (Japanese, 1847–1929), Publisher Hasegawa Sumi (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Yatarô (Hori Yata) (Japanese, 1850–1913), Printer Surikô Ôkame (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-0129, 201-0148, 201-0172, 201-0200

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.18

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 11 in the order given on the series contents page. The complete series, plus contents page: RES.53.1 to RES.53.19. (The series also included a title page, which is not in the MFA collection; see Waseda db 201-0123.) The date and publication information for each print was in the left margin, which has been cut off of these impressions.

Signed

Tadakiyo hitsu; Torii Kiyosada hitsu
忠清筆、鳥居清貞筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yata
Printer's mark: Surikô Ôkame
Artists' seals: Garaku; Chôhô
彫師:彫工弥太
摺師:摺工大亀

Provenance

1953, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: March 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift