Actor Kataoka Nizaemon XI as Kakiemon, from the series Stars of Kabuki (Rien no hana)

梨園の華 十一代目片岡仁左衛門の柿右衛門

Japanese
Taishô era
1920 (Taishô 9)
Artist Yamamura Kôka (Toyonari) (Japanese, 1885–1942)


Catalogue Raisonné

Brown et al., Fresh Impressions (2013), cat. 205; The Male Image (Amsterdam, Nihon no hanga exh. cat. 6, 2011), fig. 7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 41.5 x 29 cm (16 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1923

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Meikô Kakiemon
Theater: Kabuki-za
Date of production: November 1919

Signed

Toyonari ga (in block)
豊成画

Markings

Artist's seal: Yamamura

Provenance

By 1935, Mrs. Wilmot R. Evans, Boston; 1935, sold by Mrs. Evans to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 5, 1935)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charlotte Nichols Greene