Memorial Portrait of Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV

「万延元申年 正定聚釈菊憧梅健信士 六月廿八日 行年五十三才 尾上菊五郎」「浅草今戸広楽寺」 四代目尾上菊五郎 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-5075

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 26.3 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38565

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「おも願を見送る重扇哉 五代目梅幸」「楽しそやこの手柏の法の道 梅婦」

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

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

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: January 19, 2005)

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