Actors Ôtani Hiroemon I as Kiyowara no Takehira, Ôtani Hiroemon III as Hida Saemon, and Ôtani Hiroemon 3.5 as Tsurugisawa Danjô, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「清原の武衡 初代大谷広右衛門」(初代大谷広右衛門)、「飛騨左衛門 二代目大谷広右衛門」(三代目大谷広右衛門)、「剣沢弾正 三代目大谷広右衛門」(3.5代目大谷広右衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Japanese, 1828–1918)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 79, #70

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45392.70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Album in two volumes:
Vol. 1: 11.45392.1a-b - .47
Vol. 2: 11.45392.48 - .97

Inscription

画中「江都根生イの敵役 俳名晩風 享保丑年二月没 初代広治父也」(初代大谷広右衛門)、「初代広右衛門門人 初代竜左衛門 俳名晩風 延享四卯年歿」(三代目大谷広右衛門)、「初代十町門人 初名国蔵 俳名同」(3.5代目大谷 広右衛門)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

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