Memorial Portrait of Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV

「尾上菊五郎 行年五十七才 一向宗今戸高楽寺ニ葬 万延元庚申年六月廿九日没」 四代目尾上菊五郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38564

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「思ひきやかほよにて見し焼香をけふの手向にひねるへしとは 株翁」

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

No censor's seal
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: 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