Actors Ichikawa Yaozô IV as Konjin Chôgorô, Ichikawa Yaozô V as Nippondaemon, and Ichikawa Yaozô VI as Shirasaka Rinpei, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「市川家系譜」「金神長五郎 四代目八百蔵」(四代目市川八百蔵)、「日本駄右衛門 五代目八百蔵 後関三十郎」(五代目市川八百蔵)、「白坂林平 六代目当時 八百蔵」(六代目市川八百蔵)

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. 39, #30

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.25

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「初名岩井喜代太郎 後四代目八百蔵 俳名中車」(四代目市川八百蔵)、「藤間勘兵衛忰 幼名市川団吉 改五代目八百蔵 改当時関三十郎ト云」(五代目市川八百蔵)、「五代目八百蔵後三十郎養子 幼名関花助改テ六代目八百蔵」(六代目市川八百蔵)

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