Actors Ôtani Hiroemon V as the Boatman (Sendô) Rokuzô, Ôtani Bajû II as Kanpera Monpei, and Ôtani Monzô II as Kajiwara Kagesue, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「大谷家系譜追加」「船子六蔵 五代目大谷広右衛門」(五代目大谷広右衛門)、「かんぺら門兵衛 大谷馬十」(二代目大谷馬十)、「梶原景季 二代目大谷門蔵」(二代目大谷門蔵)

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. 83, #74

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.71

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「三代目友右衛門門人 初名万作事広右衛門名前相続 俳名晩風」(五代目大谷広右衛門)、「大谷徳治門人 初桐の谷門蔵 大谷門蔵ト改 後ニ二代目馬十 家名姿屋」(二代目大谷馬十)、「二代目馬十養子 初名大谷杉蔵 俳名鬼弟」(二代目大谷門蔵)

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