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Memorial Portrait of Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV

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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

Marks

No censor's seal No blockcutter's mark

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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-5075

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38565

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints