Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V in a Shibaraku Scene

「 例暫 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Sadafusa (Japanese, active 1825–1850), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0128 (no date)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.8 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37236

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

After 1832.2, when Ichikawa Danjûrô VII took bak his earlier name of Ichikawa Ebizô V.

Inscription

Poem by Sakuragawa Jihinari (1762-1833)
桜川慈悲成

Signed

Sadafusa ga
貞房画

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