Actors Ichikawa Enzô I as Iwakawa Jirokichi, Kawarazaki Kunitarô I as Minazuru-hime, and Ichikawa Shinnosuke IV as Sano no Genji Tsunetoshi, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「市川成田家附録」「岩川次郎吉 市川猿蔵」(初代市川猿蔵)、「皆鶴姫 河原崎国太郎」(初代河原崎国太郎)、「佐野の源次経俊 市川新之助」(四代目市川新之助)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th 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. 32, #23

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.18

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「市川七代目三升四男 俳名莚猿 安政年中浪花ニ没」(初代市川猿蔵)、「権十郎養父権之助ノ男 俳名扇之」(初代河原崎国太郎)、「七代目三升七男 幼名あかん平 改寿蔵俳名寿升」( 四代目市川新之助)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche

七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥九改
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