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)

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 014-0303 (R), 014-0304 (C), 014-0305 (L); Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #173 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 20.9 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45416

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元: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