Memorial Portrait of Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV, with the Late Ichimura Uzaemon XII (=Ichimura Takenojô V)

「市村羽左衛門」「中村歌右衛門」「嘉永五子二月十七日 行年五十八才 妙法院翫雀歌曲信士 浪花中寺町浄国寺」「大坂中之芝居」 (五代目市村竹之丞、四代目中村歌右衛門の死絵)

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.2 cm (14 11/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21928

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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: 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