Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Satô Toranosuke, Ichikawa Ebijûrô II as Gokumon Shôhei, and Ichikawa Ebijûrô III as Chokkon Tarô, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「佐藤虎之助 初代市川鰕十郎」(初代市川鰕十郎)、「獄門庄兵衛 二代目市川鰕十郎」(二代目市川鰕十郎)、「直根太郎 三代目鰕十郎」(三代目市川鰕十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th 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. 42, #33

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.28

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「初市川市蔵 後改テ鰕十郎 家号播磨屋俳名新升」(初代市川鰕十郎)、「初代実子 幼名助蔵 後二代目市川鰕十郎 俳名新升」(二代目市川鰕十郎)、「初中山甚吉 改テ市川滝十郎 後三代目鰕十郎 俳名新車」(三代目市川鰕十郎)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥八改
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