Actors Ichikawa Yonejûrô II as Manchô's Widow (Goke) Omaki, Ichikawa Yonejûrô I as Muraoka Gunzô, and Ichikawa Kohanji I as Nagakura Gunpachi, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「市川高嶋家系附録」「万長後家お牧 市川米十郎」(二代目市川米十郎)、「村岡軍蔵 市川米五郎」(初代市川米五郎)、「長倉運八 市川小半次」(初代市川小半次)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th 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. 45, #36

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.31

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「五代目芝翫門人 初名中村駒三郎ト云市川小団次ノ養子ト成市川米十郎ト改」(二代目市川米十郎)、「古柳川一蝶斉男米升門人ト成初市川米平 俳名米蝶」(初代市川米五郎)、「米升門人 俳名蝙蝠」(初代市川小半次)

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