Memorial Portrait of Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV and His Wife Chô

「万延庚申年六月廿八日 今戸広楽寺葬 尾上菊五郎 行年六十三歳」「菊五郎妻蝶 行年四十八歳」 四代目尾上菊五郎 (死絵)

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.5 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40160

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Ichiyôsai Toyokuni hitsu

應需一陽斎豊国筆

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