Actors Ichikawa Danzô I as Kamakura Gongorô Kagemasa, Ichikawa Danzô III as Yokawa Kakuhan, and Ichikawa Danzô II as Hakoômaru, 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」「鎌倉権五郎景政 初代市川団蔵」(初代市川団蔵)、「横川覚範 三代目団蔵」(三代目市川団蔵)、「箱王丸 二代目早世」 「箱王丸」(二代目市川団蔵)

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. 33, #24

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.19

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「元祖才牛門人 幼名団之介 柏莚ト不和に成☆如此改 後和睦して☆となる」(初代市川 団蔵)、「初代門人 初名市川治郎三 養子と成て団三郎と改ル 後三代目団蔵」(三代目市川団蔵)、「初代実子団三郎 早世なり」(二代目市川団蔵)

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