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Memorial Portrait of Actor Segawa Rokô IV

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MFA impressions: 11.21948, 11.40053

Inscription

「瀬川路考帽子の紫を浄土の雲に染かえて歌舞の菩薩の数に入しをいたみはべる 山東京伝 寒菊の華の姿をゆひ綿の雪の仏にするそ悲しき」

Signed

Toyokuni hitsu 豊国筆

Marks

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke 改印: 極、鶴金

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, 1812 (Bunka 9), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 402-0272

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40053

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints