Actor Ichikawa Shinnosuke II

「市川新之助はつやく相つとめ申候」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39381

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aka-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

朱一色の疱瘡絵。<2>市川新之助の名乗時期は文政8~文政9年10月。『近世日本演劇史』では初舞台は文政10年11月中村座とあるが、この時は<6>市川海老蔵を名乗っていた時期であるため本図とは合致しない。

Inscription

「紅梅やよいのゝさまの赤飯 軽/\と一荷十六大角豆哉 名月やとりわけ軽き草の露 引ツさける千両軽しゑひす講 七代目三升<海老>」

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