Actors Ichimura Uzaemon IX as the Deified Michizane (Kanshin Keshin), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sakuramaru, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Daiku no Rokuza, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「市村家系譜」「菅神化身 九代目羽左衛門」(九代目市村羽左衛門)、「桜丸 十二代目羽左衛門」(十二代目市村羽左衛門)、「大工の六三 十三代目当時 羽左衛門」(十三代目市村羽左衛門)

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. 16, #7

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.7

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「幼名満蔵 後亀蔵ト改 又九代目羽左衛門 俳名家橘 名人」(九代目市村羽左衛門)、「十二代目羽左衛門 後ニ竹之丞と改名ス」(十二代目市村羽左衛門)、「幼名九郎右衛門 改テ十三代目羽左衛門」(十三代目市村羽左衛門)

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
喜翁豊国画(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