The Syllable E: Actor Ichikawa Shinsha I as Okano Kin'emon Kanehide, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

「誠忠義士伝之内 え 岡野金右エ門包秀 市川新車」 (初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôyama Toyojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.8 cm (14 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.887

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Mitate (imaginary performance).

Signed

Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu
七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子十改
彫師:片田彫長

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock