Memorial Portrait of Actor Iwai Tojaku I, with Iwai Kumesaburô III (?)

初代岩井杜若の死絵、三代目岩井粂三郎ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 4th month
Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44687

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29717, 11.40158, 11.44687
 <1>岩井杜若は弘化4年4月6日没。

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元ノ応需 豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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