Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kôno Musashi no kami Moronao, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den no uchi)

「誠忠義士伝之内 高野武蔵守師直 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôyama Toyojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.2 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.893

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.893, 11.25055

Mitate (imaginary performance).

Signed

Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu
七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子十改
彫師:片田彫長

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock