Memorial Portraits of Actors Segawa Rokô IV (known posthumously as Segawa Kikunojô IV) and Sawamura Sôjûrô IV

「四代目瀬川路考」 (死絵) 、「沢村宗十郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 12th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 114-0020

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.9 cm (15 3/8 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21929

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「影寒く浜村千鳥夢に入」「本復に春待さまや曽我小袖」

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

No censor's seal

改印: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: 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