Memorial Portrait of Actor Segawa Kikunojô V

「天保三壬辰正月七日 行年三十一歳 瀬川菊之丞 勇誉才阿哲芸信士」 五代目瀬川菊之丞の死絵

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), #35

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.6 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42616

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms a pair with 11.42617.

Signed

Kuniyasu ga

国安画

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