New Year Wishes for Good Fortune and Long Life (Kiju nenga): Actor Kawarazaki Gonjurô I Greeting the Audience, Preface to the series Things That Start with Ki (Ki no ji tsukushi no jo)

「喜の字つくしの序 喜寿年賀」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.4 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40388

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûnana ô Toyokuni

七十七翁豊国

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawadô Hori Take

改印:戌五改
彫師:横川堂彫竹

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