Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII

「法名浄延信士 市川団十郎 行年三十二才 天王寺村一心寺葬」 八代目市川団十郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hayashi, "Shini-e" (II), Ukiyo-e geijutsu 46 (1975), p. 9, fig. 7

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 35.3 cm (9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38569

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「辞世 うしろ不二難波にのこす旅の空 八代目三升」「手向 浪花かたみじかきこゝろふしの間にあはてこのよを過きしはかなさ」

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
彫師:なし

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