The Jewel River of Ide (Ide no Tamagawa): Actor Sanshô (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII), from an untitled seriers of actors for the Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa)

六玉川 「井出玉川 三升」 (七代目市川団十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 26.5 cm (14 1/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25413

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Prints from the same series: 11.25413, 11.30333

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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