Narukami: Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Narukami Shônin, with an actor from the past as Taema-hime, from the series The Eighteen Great Kabuki Plays (Kabuki jûhachiban)

「歌舞伎十八番 鳴神」 「鳴神上人 九世市川団十郎」 「當麻姫」

Japanese
Meiji era
1896 (Meiji 29), January 12
Artist Torii Kiyosada (Japanese, 1844–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-0126, 201-0145, 201-0178, 201-0191; Smith, The J. Print since 1900 (1983), #48, photo p. 72 (dated 1926-7; reprint edition?)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.16

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 03 in the order given on the series contents page. The complete series, plus contents page: RES.53.1 to RES.53.19. (The series also included a title page, which is not in the MFA collection; see Waseda db 201-0123.) The date and publication information for each print was in the left margin, which has been cut off of these impressions.

Signed

Tadakiyo hitsu; Torii Kiyosada ga
忠清筆、鳥居清貞画

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yata
Printer's mark: Surikô Ôkame
Artists' seals: ?; Chôhô
彫師:彫工弥太
摺師:摺工大亀

Provenance

1953, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: March 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift