Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV in Five Roles: from right, Kamiyui Tôji (L), Nezumi Kozô, Ikakematsu (C), Oniazami Seikichi, Gosho no Goromaru (R)

「小仝三升五人俤」「髪結藤治」   「鼠小僧」・「いかけ松」  「鬼薊清吉」・「御所五郎蔵」  四代目市川小団次  (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0473 (L), 007-0474 (C), 007-0475 (R)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41700a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No publisher’s mark.

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Tashichi (on right sheet)

改印:寅八改
彫師:彫工多七

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