Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple (Mii banshô): Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Sekibei, from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no uchi)

「近江八景之内 三井晩鐘 関兵衛」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25054

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25054, 11.42821

Signed

Konomi ni ôjite Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouches
応好 豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:福、村松、子六
彫師:彫竹

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