Actor Nakamura Shikan II (Utaemon IV) as Hotei Ichiemon, No. 5 from the series Five Manly Men of the Present Day (Tôsei gonin otoko)

「当世五人男 布袋いち右衛門 中むら芝翫「当世五人男 五 布袋いち右衛門 中むら[芝翫]」(四代目中村歌右衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1838 (Tenpô 9)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 26.7 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.39472

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39472, 11.42172

Inscription

「五」とあり。

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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