Memorial Portrait of Actor Suketakaya Takasuke III in the Role of Yuranosuke

「助高屋高助 尾州名古屋おゐて忠臣蔵由良之介相勤罷在候死去」 三代目助高屋高助の由良之助(死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.2 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38554

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「噂止院高賀俳翁信士 行年五十三才」「あはれさのくらへやうなし儀士鏡」

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