Actor Nakamura Aizô I, from the series Portraits as True Likenesses in the Moonlight (Makoto no tsuki hana no sugata-e)

「真写月花の姿絵(まことのつきはなのすがたえ)」「相蔵」 初代中村相蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3)
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 23.1 × 21.1 cm (9 1/8 × 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1295

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series of 38 sheets, including a title page, frontispiece, and 36 silhouette portraits.
The decorative border, with the censor’s seal and publisher’s mark, has been cut off of this impression.

Inscription

Poem by the actor

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu
一恵斎芳幾筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent