Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Noritsune, Actually (Jitsu wa) Matsuô

「則経実松王 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836–39 (Tenpô 7–10)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.9 cm (14 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39350

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No play has been found that corresponds exactly to this print. One possibility is Sugawara-ryû Kanagaki Soga at the Morita theater in 1836, 3rd month.
近世日本演劇史、歌舞伎年表に該当する上演なし。「菅原流国字曽我」の辻・絵本番付にも該当する役名なし。
 [上演]天保7年3月森田座「菅原流国字曽我」ヵ、落款要確認。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

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