Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Toba-e no Masuroku

「鳥羽絵の升六」四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Shônosuke (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.5 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29808

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Kikkô Dengo Shiki no Kumiito
Play (main feature): Katakiuchi Amanohashidate
Theater: Morita
復讐天橋立(かたきうちあまのはしだて)
乞巧奠五色の☆(きっこうでんごしきのくみいと)、常磐津、清元、長唄 鳥羽絵
守田、二番目大切
 1860、万延01、07・14

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fuka-Chô
改印:申八改
彫師:彫工深長

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