The Syllable Ma: Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Akagaki Genzô Masakata, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

「誠忠義士伝之内 ま 赤垣源蔵正賢 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th 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 25.4 cm (14 7/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.885

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 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子九改
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