Memorial Portrait of Chanter Tomimoto Buzennojô

「富本豊前掾 行年六十九才 栄豊院転誉量寿信士 文政五壬午年七月十七日」  (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 114-0147

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 25.5 cm (14 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25419

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem

「辞世 夜の露静といふもなか/\そ 豊川」

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga

応需豊国画

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: 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