Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Tôgo, from an untitled series of actor portraits

「朝倉当吾」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-9649

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40173

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sakura Sôshi Gonichi Bundan
Theater: Morita
桜荘子後日文談(さくらそうしごにちぶんだん)
守田
 1861、文久01、08・01

[彫師][改印等]演博100-9649で補う。

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: (Chicken 8 aratame)
Blockcutter's mark: (Horikô Koizumi Kane)
改印:(酉八改)
彫師:(彫工小泉兼)

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