Memorial Portrait of Actor Segawa Rokô IV

「☆定院環誉光阿禅昇居士」  四代目瀬川路考の死絵

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kawachiya Genshichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 402-0272

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.5 x 27 cm (15 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21948

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21948, *11.40053 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Inscription

「瀬川路考帽子の紫を浄土の雲に染かえて歌舞の菩薩の数に入しをいたみはべる 山東京伝 寒菊の華の姿をゆひ綿の雪の仏にするそ悲しき」

Signed

Toyokuni hitsu
豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke
改印:極、鶴金

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: August 3, 1911)

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