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Memorial Portrait of Utagawa Kunisada I (Kôchôrô Toyokuni shôzô)

Japanese
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #267

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.7 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.450

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「二代目歌川豊国本姓角田氏通称肖造始名五渡亭国貞ト云 元治元甲子年十二月十五日没 寿八十歳亀戸亀命山光明寺葬」「辞世 一向に弥陀へまかせし筆のやすさ只何事も南無阿弥陀仏」

Signed

Kôshi (loyal son) Kunisada sha 孝子国貞写(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 12 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印: 子十二改

Provenance

1953, sold by Warren E. Cox to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1953)

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund