Memorial Portrait of Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV

「中村歌右衛門 中寺町浄国寺 法名歌成院翫雀日光信士 二月十七日 行年五十七才」  四代目中村歌右衛門 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 2nd month
Artist Suihô Henjin (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26627

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「わさおきの神とも人のあほきしを仏の数に入てはかなし 加茂の屋」

Signed

Suihô Henjin sha
酔放辺人写

Markings

No censors' seals
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
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