Actors Asao Yoroku I as Takechi Mitsuhide, Asao Kuzaemon II as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Heisaku, and Asao Yoroku II as Teraoka Heiemon, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「浅尾家系譜」「武智光秀 初代浅尾与六」(初代浅尾与六)、「百性平作 二代目浅尾工左衛門」(二代目浅尾工左衛門)、「寺岡平右衛門 二代目浅尾与六」(二代目浅尾与六)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th 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. 94, #85

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.81

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「初代為十郎門人 初名丹平 改友蔵 又内匠 後与六ト改 俳名一甫 家号浅田屋」(初代浅尾与六)、「初名大谷友次 改柴崎林左衛門 文政年中二代目工左衛門ト改 鬼丸」(二代目浅尾工左衛門)、「初代与六門人 初名半五郎 改山村内匠後与六 一甫」(二代目浅尾与六)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥十改
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