Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Urashima Tarô in Fûkyoku Goshiki no Hanakago, Part 2, Grand Finale (Dainibanme, ôkiri)

「風曲五色之花籠 第二ばん目大切」 「浦島太郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Daikokuya Kichinosuke (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.21906

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouchde
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:亥三改
彫師:片田彫長

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