Actors Ichikawa Tôsshô I as Honda no Jirô, Ichikawa Onoe I as Fukayuki's Mother (Haha) Misao, and Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Kitahachi, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「市川三河家付録」「本田の次郎 市川当升」(初代市川当升)、「深雪母みさを 市川尾の江」(初代市川おの江)、「喜多八 市川広五郎」(初代市川広五郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th 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. 37, #28

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.23

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「三代目蝦十郎門人 初名市川森之助ト云五代目市紅養子ト成団三郎 又市紅ト成又当升ト改 多病ニテ早ク世ヲ去ル」(初代市川当升)、「四代目市紅門人 初名市川徳之助 天保ノ始メ没」(初代市川おの江)、「五代目市川団蔵市紅ノ門人」(初代市川広五郎)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥十改
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