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Actor Segawa Rokô IV with a Portrait of Segawa Senjo III

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Unidentified publisher's mark.

Inscription

「瀬川路考をいたみて 式亭三馬題 .長生<ちょうせい>の.亀三郎<かめさぶろう>は。.深<ふか>く.泥中<でいちう>に.入<いり>て。.跡<あと>を.匿<かく>す。.不老<ふらう>の.仙女<せんぢよ>は。.遠<とほ>く.雲外<うんぐわい>に.去<さり>て.影<かげ>を.失<うしな>ふ。.紋<もん>の.結<ゆひ>わた.連綿<れんめん>として。.瀬川帽子<せがわぼうし>の.色<いろ>も.香<か>も。.江戸紫<えどむらさき>のひともと.菊<きく>。.千<ち>とせの.秋<あき>を.契<ちき>りたりしも。.此顔<このかほ>みせの.霜<しも>にうつろふ。.路考<ろかう>が.幸<さち>なきをいかにせん。さく.花<はな>のをととしより。.打<うち>つゞく.親<おや>と.子<こ>を。.合<あは>せて.三<み>ツ.瀬川<せがわ>の.浪<なみ>をたつる.常<つね>なき.風<かぜ>のすさめるこそ。うたてかりけれ。ありし世のわざをぎを思ひ出てよめる例のつたなき歌  .愁<うれ>ひ事ハ上手としれどおもひきや身まかりて又なか(左に「泣」)すべしとは。 仙女の句を飜して ながらへて此大江戸のありかたや みくにの春にあはぬほいなさ」(掛軸)「一陽斎筆 寒けれとも梅もあり 雪をふみ分ておかねハならぬありかたき みくにの春にあわんとて右絶筆之吟 仙女」

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Toyokuni ga (on main image), Ichiyôsai hitsu (on hanging scroll) 豊国画 一陽斎筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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: August 3, 1911) 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, 1812 (Bunka 9), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 114-0033

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.5 x 26.8 cm (15 9/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21945

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints