Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Onzôshi Ushiwakamaru, Arashi Rinshi I as Narabigaoka no Yûsuke, and Arashi Tokusaburô IV as Mori Ranmaru, 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」「御曹子牛若丸 二代目嵐璃珏」(二代目嵐璃珏)、「双ヶ岡の勇助 嵐鱗子」(初代嵐鱗子)、「森蘭丸 三代目嵐徳三郎」(四代目嵐徳三郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th 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. 107, #98

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.94

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「二代目吉三郎門弟 初芳三郎 目徳璃寛預リ弟子ト成 目徳初ノ俳名璃班(ママ)ト改豊島屋」(二代目嵐璃☆)、「三代吉三郎鱗昇の男 幼名寅之助」(初代嵐鱗子)、「葉村屋璃寛ノ男 初名和三郎」(四代目嵐徳三郎)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥六改
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