Actors Ichikawa Dannosuke III as Chiyo, Ichikawa Kuzô III as Sawai Matagorô, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Chûrô Onoe, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大 「三河屋市川系譜」「千代 団之助」(三代目市川団之助)、「沢井股五郎 七代目九蔵」(三代目市川九蔵)、「中老尾上 二代目団之助」(五代目市川団之助)

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. 35, #26

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.21

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「五代目団蔵兄 俳名三紅」(三代目市川団之助)、「三猿養子 初茂々太郎 又白蔵 後九蔵俳名桃猿」(三代目市川九蔵)、「五代目養子当升門人 初名市川森三郎後改団之助 俳名三紅」(五代目市川団之助)

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