Actors Nakamura Kanjaku I (Nakamura Utaemon IV) Announcing His Farewell Performance before Returning to Kamigata (Kamigata omote e tachikaeri onagori no kôjô), and Ichimura Kakitsu III (Ichimura Uzaemon XII) Announcing His Return to Work after Recovery fr

「上方おもてへたち返り御名残の口上 中村翫雀」(初代、=四代目中村歌右衛門)、「病気全快出勤の口上 市村家橘」(三代目、=十二代目市村羽左衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kabuki21 website, under Nakamura Kanjaku I

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.5 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39405

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Unsigned

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark

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