The Number 1 (Ichi) for One Hour Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces (Ikkoku senkin): Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ishikawa Goemon, from the series Seven Calligraphic Models for Each Character in the Kana Syllabary, Supplement (Nanatsu iroha shûi)

「七伊呂波拾遺 (一) 一刻千金 石川五右衛門」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.8 cm (13 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43033

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 8
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰八
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