Actors Ichikawa Aragorô I as En'ya Hangan Takasada, Ichikawa Gentazaemon I as Yamana Sôzen Mochitoyo, and Ichikawa Monzaburô I as Yamazakiya Yojibei, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「塩谷判官高貞 市川荒五郎」(初代市川荒五郎)、「山名宗全持豊 市川源太左衛門」(初代市川源太左衛門)、「山崎屋与次兵衛 市川門三郎」(初代市川門三郎)

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. 36, #27

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.22

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「初名中村粂次郎 改三代目佐の川市松後四代目市紅ノ門ニ入荒五郎 三芳屋市丸 当時六代目団蔵実父ナリ」(初代市川荒五郎)、「四代目市紅門人 初名三平 又友蔵 後源太左衛門ト改 俳名狼遊」(初代市川源太左衛門)、「初名水木清蔵ト云 四代目市紅門ニ入門三郎 俳名市清 一頃中山猪八トモ云」(初代市川門三郎)

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