Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as an Echigo Lion Dancer (Echigo jishi) and a Palace Servant (Jichô), from the series Dance of Seven Changes, a Farewell Performance (Onagori shosagoto nanabake no uchi)

「御名残所作事七変化ノ内 越後獅子 仕丁 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), #38-23-3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40.1 x 27.4 cm (15 13/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3213.7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36461, 17.3213.7

Play: Furumekashi Naredo Yahari Nanabake
Theater: Naka

From an album with decorative paper pasted over the names of the actors.

Signed

Hasegawa Sadanobu ga

長谷川貞信画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection