Memorial Portrait of Actor Segawa Kikunojô V

五代目瀬川菊之丞 (死絵) 「天保三年壬辰正月六日 五代目三十一才 瀬川菊之丞」

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yorozuya Kichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 114-0187

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39510

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「翌はきへて蝶となるべし春の雪 路考」

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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