Actors Ôtani Jitchô IV as Naniwa no Jirô, Ôtani Tokuji I as the Apprentice (Detchi) Igo, and Ôtani Tomoemon I as Soga no Dôzaburô, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「似顔大全」「難波の次郎 四代目大谷十町」(四代目大谷十町)、「丁稚伊吾 初代大谷徳次」(初代大谷徳次)、「曽我の団三郎 初代大谷友右衛門」(初代大谷友右衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
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. 81, #72

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.68

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「三代目十町ノ男也 幼名広五郎 改鬼治 俳名十町 丸屋」(四代目大谷十町)、「三代目十町門人 俳名馬十 家号姿屋」(初代大谷徳次)、「初代十町門人大谷広八門人 初竹田友三郎 改大谷友三郎 俳名此友 家号山科屋」(初代大谷友右衛門)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche

七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥九改
彫師:なし

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