Sôjô Henjô: Actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV, from the series A Collection of Flowers: Matches for the Six Poetic Immmortals (Hanasoroe mitate Rokkasen)

「花揃 見立六歌仙」「増正遍昭」「市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 12th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 500-0802

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 × 24.5 cm (13 13/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40484

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Ama tsu kaze/ kumo no kayoiji/ fukitoji yo/ otome no sugata/ shibashi todomenu

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Monjin Yasu-jo ga (inset)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印: 亥十二改

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