Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Chigusa of Hanano Village (Hanano mura no Chigusa), actually Toriyama Shûsaku Terutada, from the series Actors for One Hundred Selected Flowers (Haiyû hyakka sen)

「俳優百花撰 花野村の千種実ハ鳥山秋作照忠」 四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21883

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu; Gengyo (title panel)

七十九歳豊国筆(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:子二改
彫師:なし

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