Actor Nakamura Tamashichi I Greeting the Audience, with Memorial Portrait of Nakamura Utaemon IV

初代中村玉七の口上と四代目中村歌右衛門の死絵

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 2nd month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.4 cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Fûryû Rokkasen
Theater: Naka

After the death of Utaemon IV, who had played all five of the male poets, Tamashichi took over his roles in the play.

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection