Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as a Woman of Ôhara (Ôharame) and as Narihira, from the series Dance of Seven Changes, a Final Performance (Onagori shosagoto nanabake no uchi)

「御名残所作事七変化の内 大原女 なり平 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 1st month
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu I (Japanese, 1809–1879), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #015; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #38-23-2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.9 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36508

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36508, 17.1312.9

Play: Furumekashikeredo Yahari Nanabake
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hasegawa Sadanobu hitsu

長谷川貞信筆

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