Memorial Portrait of Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV
「嘉永五壬子年二月十七日 浪花ニテ没ス 行年五十五才 歌成院翫雀日良信士 四代目中村歌右衛門 俳名翫雀 家号成田屋」 （死絵）
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month
Waseda db 014-0303 (R), 014-0304 (C), 014-0305 (L); Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #173 (complete triptych)
Vertical ôban, creped; 20.9 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, creped
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.19707VR (11.19707, 11.21372, 11.25017), 11.45416 (right sheet, creped), 11.45417 (left sheet, creped)
No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection