Actors Mimasu Daigorô I as Sekiguchi Heita, Mimasu Daigorô II as Tomo no Yoshio, and Mimasu Daigorô III as Ningyôya Kôemon, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「古今俳優」「関口平太 初代三枡大五郎」(初代三枡大五郎)、「伴の良雄 二代目三枡大五郎」(二代目三枡大五郎)、「人形屋幸右衛門 三代目三枡大五郎」(三代目三枡大五郎)

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. 96, #87

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.83

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「元祖芳沢あやめ弟子筋亀之助 後ニ三枡大五郎ト改 俳名一光 安永九子年歿」(初代三枡大五郎)、「初代藤川八蔵門人時蔵ト云 初代大五郎養子ト成三枡他人ト改 後二代目相続俳名黒稲」(二代目三枡大五郎)、「初名芳沢亀蔵ト云 後三代目大五郎ト改後年清兵衛改 俳名其鶴 文政七申年没」(三代目三枡大五郎)

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