Actor Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Namaei Kigenta

「なまゑい喜源太」四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Ta (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39028

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39028, 11.39029

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2, second section): Kasumi no Iro Tsurete Hitomure
Play: Shiranui Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki
霞色連一群(かすみのいろつれてひとむれ) 常磐津
しらぬひ譚(しらぬいものがたり)
河原崎、二番目大切
 1853、嘉永06、02・10

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 2
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ta
改印:福、村松、丑二
彫師:彫多

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