Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Naniwa no Jirosaku

「浪花の二郎作 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 26 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21908

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Modori Kago Iro ni Aikata
Play (main feature): Gohiiki Yakko no Konoshita
Theater: Ichimura
戻駕色歌羽(もどりかごいろにあいがた) 常磐津
御贔屓握虎木下(ごひいきやっこのこのした)
市村、二番目切狂言
 1840、天保11、08・02

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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