Actors Mimasu Baisha I as Yabuya Chôhei, Anegawa Gennosuke I as the Local Girl (Zaisho musume) Ohata, and Mimasu Morizô I as Yojirobei (=Yajirobei), from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「三枡京枡家系譜」「藪屋長兵衛 三枡梅舎」(初代三枡梅舎)、「在所娘お畑 姉川源之助」(初代姉川源之助)、「与次郎兵衛 三枡森蔵」(初代三枡森蔵)

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. 98, #89

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.85

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「四代目大五郎門人 幼名三枡福之助 又蔵之助 又他人 その後中村源之介ト改江戸江下リ又改テ梅舎ト云」(初代三枡梅舎)、「梅舎門人 初名三枡梅松 家号播磨屋」(初代姉川源之助)、「四代目大五郎門人 家名京枡屋」(初代三枡森蔵)

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