The Repeller of Demons (Oshimodoshi): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Chinzei Hachirô Tametomo, No. 8 from the series Eighteen Great Kabuki Plays (Jûhachiban no uchi)

「押戻(おしもどし)」「十八番の内 八」「鎮西八郎為朝」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #4-24; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #106

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.42734

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni hitsu

一陽斎豊国筆(年玉印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子三
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