Actors Arashi Kichisaburô I as En'ya Hangan, Arashi Kichisaburô II as Settsu no kami Yorimitsu, and Arashi Rikan II as Gokumon Shôhei, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「古今俳優」「塩冶判官 初代嵐吉三郎」(初代嵐吉三郎)、「摂津守頼光 二代目嵐吉三郎」(二代目嵐吉三郎)、「獄門庄兵衛 二代目嵐璃寛」(二代目嵐璃寛)

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. 105, #96

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.92

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「嵐勘四郎門弟 明和ノ頃浪花大達者 安永九子年終 俳名里環 家号岡島屋」(初代嵐吉三郎)、「初代里環三男 二代目吉三郎 後橘三郎ト改 俳名初李冠 後ニ璃寛 家号岡島屋 文政四終ル」(二代目嵐吉三郎)、「二代目吉三郎兄嵐猪三郎門弟 初名徳三郎改橘三郎 其後二代目璃寛ト改ル 俗ニ目徳ト云 家号伊丹屋 俳名初璃班(ママ)」(二代目嵐璃寛)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche

七十八歳豊国筆(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