Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô I as Fuwa, Ichikawa Danjûrô II as Narukami, and Ichikawa Danjûrô III as the Medicine Peddler (Uirô), from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「古今俳優」「不破 元祖団十郎」(初代市川団十郎)、「鳴神 二代目団十郎」(二代目市川団十郎)、「外郎 三代目団十郎」 (三代目市川団十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3)
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. 29, #20

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.15

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「万治三庚子年出生 幼名海老蔵 十四才ニて戯場に入市川段十郎 後団十郎と号す元禄六上京ノ砌椎ヶ本才麻呂の門人と成俳名才牛 是役者俳名の始也 宝永元申年二月十五日不慮に終る 年四十二才」(初代市川団十郎)、「幼名九蔵 改二代目団十郎 俳名栢莚 宝暦八 九月終」(二代目市川団十郎)、「幼名徳弁 二代目の養子と成て市川升五郎 後改て三代目団十郎三升となる」(三代目市川団十郎)

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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