Memorial Portrait of Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV, with Arashi Otohachi III

「江戸 下り 娘 尾上菊五郎 行年五十八才 俳名梅婦」「万延元申年六月廿八日 正定聚釈菊憧健信士 浅草今戸広楽寺」 四代目尾上菊五郎 (死絵)、三代目嵐音八

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; 35.5 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38567

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「秋風や浮世のはねもきのふまて」

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