Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV, from the series Combined Pictures and Calligraphy of Actor-Poets (Haika shoga kyôdai)

「俳家書画狂題」 四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Jinbei (Nakajin) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 290

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25114

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元乃応需豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Take
改印:米良、村田
彫師:彫工竹

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