Actors Ichikawa Raizô IV as Toneri no Umeô, Ichikawa Raizô V as Rai Kunitoshi, and Naritaya Sôhei I as Heyagashira Ban'emon, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「似顔大全」「市川成田屋門葉附録」「舎人の梅王 四代目市川雷蔵」(四代目市川雷蔵)、「来国俊 五代目市川雷蔵」(五代目市川雷蔵)、「部屋頭伴右衛門 成田屋宗兵衛」(初代成田屋宗兵衛)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3)
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. 47, #38

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.33

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「初名中山金蔵 又榊山金蔵 又中山楯蔵ト云 七代目白猿門ニ入雷蔵ト改 其後二代目男女蔵ト改」(四代目市川雷蔵)、「七代目白猿門人 幼名団子 又団五郎 又海蔵 又海猿 又寿美蔵 又猿三郎ト改雛助共云シガ当時雷蔵ト改 桜屋亀猿」(五代目市川雷蔵)、「初名富士川国蔵 七代目三升門ニ入市川宗三郎 又宗兵衛ト改 俳名加尉」(初代成田屋宗兵衛)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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