Memorial Portrait of Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII

「片岡仁左衛門」(八代目) (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month


Catalogue Raisonné

ARC shiUY0130

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 × 26 cm (14 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21987

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「文久二年十月三日 寒松院日青信士 行年五十二才」
「寺日蓮宗大坂下寺町宗題寺」「片岡仁左衛門」
「辞世 みよしのゝさまもかくなりおち葉かな 我童」

Signed

Môsai Yoshitora ga
孟斎芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌十改
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: 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