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Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Fuwa Banzaemon

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Left sheet of an incomplete diptych. MFA impressions: 11.35598 (left sheet only), 11.35599a-b (complete diptych) Play: Satomoyô Kabuki no Inazuma Theater: Naka The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher's mark. The MFA impression has Meirakudô publisher's mark.

Signed

Hirosada 広貞

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #311

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.3 x 18.5 cm (9 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35598

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints