Actors Arashi Hinasuke I as Fujiwara no Tokihira, Arashi Hinasuke II as Ishikawa Goemon, and Arashi Hinasuke IV as Minamoto no Yoshimitsu, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「藤原の時平 元祖 嵐雛助」初代嵐雛助)、「石川五右衛門 二代目嵐雛助」二代目嵐雛助)、「源の義光 三代目嵐雛助」(四代目嵐雛助)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Japanese, 1828–1918)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 109, #100

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.96

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 改テ嵐雛助 始女形元服シテ立役トナル 後二代目小六 俳名眠獅」(初代嵐雛助)、「始嵐秀三郎 改テ中村十蔵 後二代目雛助 江戸江下リ廿八才ニテ終ル」(二代目嵐雛助)、「二代目弟 幼名秀之助 又嵐直次郎 後三代目雛助 早世ナリ」(四代目嵐雛助)

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