Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (inset), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Teraoka Heiemon

八代目市川団十郎、「寺岡平右衛門」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25 cm (14 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40345

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Suzuri no Takashima
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本硯高島(かなでほんすずりのたかしま)
中村
 1858、安政05、05・11

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午五
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