Actor Ichikawa Danzô V as Satô Hida no kami Masakiyo, from an untitled series of actors in mirrors

「佐藤肥田頭正清 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 84

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 26.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39521

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hachijin Shugo no Honjô
Theater: Ichimura
八陣守護斯本城(はちじんしゅごのほんじょう)
 市村

Inscription

「いく花のはるへ伝て★努なそ 月其」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

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: 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