The Syllable Mi: Actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Yokokawa Kanpei Munenori, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

「誠忠義士伝之内 み 横川勘平宗則 市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôyama Toyojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1261

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate).

Signed

Ôju Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu
応需七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子三改
彫師:片田彫長

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock