Portrait of Daruma on a Hanging Scroll (Ni Daruma no ichijiku): Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Daruma

「似達磨の一軸」 四代中村歌右衛門

Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #172; Suzuki 1992, #316; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 79


Vertical ôban; 35 x 25.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Takagi Oriemon Budô Jitsuroku
Theater: Nakamura


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi hitsu 一勇斎国芳筆


Censors' seals: Mera, Murata No blockcutter's mark 改印:米良、村田 彫師:なし


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