Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Yoshida Hatsuemon, from the series Fine Figures and Words, Great Peace and Happiness (Hana sugata go Taiheiki)

「優写語太平喜 吉田初右エ門 中村芝翫」 (四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 10th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Sanoya Tomigorô (Kinseidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0848

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40476

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

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:丑十改
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: 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