Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô IV as the Sumô Wrestler Narukami Kajinosuke, No. 4 of a Set of Five (Gomai no uchi yon)

「なるかみ梶之助 さはむら宗十郎」(四代目) 「五枚の内 四」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22446

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugata no Hana Azuma no Date-zome
Theater: Ichimura
姿花江戸伊達染(すがたのはなあづまのだてぞめ)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: August 3, 1911)

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