Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Higuchi no Jirô, Arashi Rikan III as Hangaku-jo, and Arashi Isaburô II as Kuge Genba, 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」「樋口の次郎 三代目嵐吉三郎」(三代目嵐吉三郎)、「はんがく女 三代目嵐璃寛」(三代目嵐璃寛)、「久下玄蕃 二代目嵐猪三郎」 (二代目嵐猪三郎)

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. 106, #97

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.93

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「二代目吉三郎兄猪三郎ノ男 幼名大三郎改三代目吉三郎 俳名鱗昇 家号岡島屋」(三代目嵐吉三郎)、「尾上多見蔵門弟 初名和三郎 後目徳璃寛ノ門ニ入二代目徳三郎 改三代目璃寛俳名巌獅 家号葉村屋 文久三亥年終」(三代目嵐璃寛)、「初坂東万吉 後李冠ノ門ニ入テ嵐冠九郎又冠十郎 後年二代目猪三郎 俳名慶舎家名具足屋」(二代目嵐猪三郎)

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