Memorial Portrait of Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV

四代目岩井半四郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1800 (Kansei 12), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shuntoku (Japanese, active 1789–1818), Publisher Harimaya Shinshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.1 x 13.8 cm (11 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25180

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shuntoku ga
春徳画

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