Actors Arashi Hinaseke 4.5 as Hayano Kanpei, Kanô Hinasuke III as Akaneya Hanshichi, and Arashi Hinasuke VII as Tezuka no Tarô, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「嵐家系譜」「早野勘平 四代目嵐雛助」(4.5代目嵐雛助)、「赤根屋半七 五代目叶雛助」(三代目叶雛助)、「手塚の太郎 六代目当時 嵐雛助」 (七代目嵐雛助)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Kikujudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 110, #101

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.97

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「幼名岩次郎 後秀之介 江戸江下り改嵐雛助 後眠升」(4.5代目嵐 雛助)、「江戸の産 幼名市川鯉三郎 京都ニテ叶雛助ト改ル」(三代目叶 雛助)、「市川当升門人 始紅助 改テ叶雛助 又嵐叶升 又改嵐雛助ト云」(七代目嵐雛助)とあり。

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
七十八歳豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥八改
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