Actors Jitsukawa Gakujûrô I as Otokawa Katsushige, Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Miyagi Asojirô, and Jitsukawa Enjaku I as Minamoto no Yorimitsu, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「実川系譜」「音川勝元 初代実川額十郎」(初代実川額十郎)、「宮木阿曽次郎 二代目実川延三郎」(初代実川延三郎)、「源の頼光 三代目実川延若」(初代実川延若)

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. 95, #86

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.82

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「初代浅尾工左衛門門人 初名浅尾八百蔵一ト頃中村ト改 又浅尾勇次郎ト成 後額十郎ト改 天保四巳年苗氏ヲ実川ト改ル 俳名延若 天保六未十一月四日歿」(初代実川額十郎)、「初代額十郎門人 初浅尾延三郎 後師ノ養子ト成実川ト改ル 俳名初延若 後延賞 井筒屋」(初代実川延三郎)、「二代目延若門人 初名実川延次 一頃六代目芝翫門ニ入中村延雀 又四代目菊五郎養子ト成尾上梅幸ト成シガ子細有テ又元ノ実川延次郎ト改 当時師ノ俳名ヲ譲請延若ト云」(初代実川延若)

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