Actors Bandô Mitsugorô I as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Chôsaku, Bandô Mitsugorô II as Otokawa Katsumoto, and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Shirafuji Genta, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「百姓長作 初代三津五郎」(初代坂東三津五郎)、「音川勝元 二代目三津五郎」(二代目坂東三津五郎)、「白藤源太 三代目三津五郎」(三代目坂東三津五郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Kikujudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 20, #11

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.12

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「坂東三八門弟 初名竹田巳之助 後改て三津五郎 俳名是業」(初代坂東三津五郎)、「始尾上紋三郎 子細有テ三津五郎の名前を預ル 後荻野伊三郎ト改ル」(二代目坂東三津五郎)、「幼名坂東三田八 後森田勘治郎 又坂東蓑助 終ニ三代目三津五郎ト改ル 秀佳」(三代目坂東三津五郎)

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