No. 4, Actor Baikô (Onoe Kikugorô III) as Narihira, from the series Actors Representing the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate yakusha rokkasen)

「見立 役者六歌仙 業平 梅幸」 三代目尾上菊五郎 「四」

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Jôshûya Jûshichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6188

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.5 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25328

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Inscription

「難波からきつゝなれにし置頭巾 梅幸」

Signed

Ko Toyokuni ga (by the late Toyokuni)

故豊国画

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