Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Katô Masakiyo

「加藤正清」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107 (as 11.35559a-b; this number not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #342

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41919

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych (part of larger polyptych).

MFA impressions: 11.35558 (R only), 11.35559a-b, 11.41919 (L only)

Play: Keisei Kiyome no Funauta
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

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