Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hayano Kanpei

「早ノ勘平 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 1st month
Artist Gochôtei Sadamasu I (Kunimasu) (Japanese, active 1834–1852), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-564, photo p. 57; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #117

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36007

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chushingura
Theater: Naka

Signed

Gochôtei Sadamasu ga

五蝶亭貞升画

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