The First Month, Part 2 (Shôgatsu no shita): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Hakone no Hataemon, from the series The Five Festivals (Gosekku no uchi)

「五節句の内正月ノ下」「箱根の畑右衛門 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.2 cm (14 5/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.39390

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Shimemasho Shimamasho Iki no Kakegoe
Scene: Ehô no Ône Uma
Play (main feature): Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Inscription

「止々堂右馬 わさをきのおや玉くしけみますれん貫目のおもき箱根畑右衛門」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

改印: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