Memorial Portrait of Actor Kawarazaki Kunitarô I

初代河原崎国太郎の死絵

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 4th month
Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41585

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41584, 11.41585

Signed

Utagawa Kunichika hitsu
歌川国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei
改印:卯四改
彫師:彫栄

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