Actor Nakamura Shikan IV in Murasaki no Hara

「むらさきの源」 四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-1578

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41675

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Sugawa hori
改印:寅十二改
彫師:須川彫

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