Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII; Parody of The Death of the Historical Buddha (Nehan)

「嘉永七甲寅年八月六日 猿白院成清日田信士 行年三十二才」八代目市川団十郎 (死絵、見立涅槃図)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #126; Moerman, "Dying ...," Impressions 29 (2007), p. 51, fig. 20; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 3 (1982), #144

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.40154

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Shirahagi ya/ tsuyu no tama chiru/ asa-arashi
「しら萩や露の玉ちる朝嵐 大坂加賀徳」

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