Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Higuchi no Jirô

「樋口次郎 中村芝翫」(四代目 )

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Horikô Ko-Kin (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.4 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29995

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûnanasai Toyokuni hitsu

七十七歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ko-Kin

改印:戌九改
彫師:彫工小金

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