Actors Mimasu Daigorô IV as Okabe no Rokuyata Tadazumi, Mimasu Daisaburô I as Kuganosuke Seishû, and Mimasu Gennosuke III as Saburô Yoshikuni, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「似顔大全」「岡部の六弥太忠澄 四代目三枡大五郎」(四代目三枡大五郎)、「久我之助清舟 三枡大三郎」(初代三枡大三郎)、「三郎義国 三代目三枡源之助」(三代目三枡源之助)

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. 97, #88

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.84

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「三代目ノ男 幼名由亀 又他人 一ト度梅玉ノ門ニ入中村源之助ト云 又三枡ト改 後四代目大五郎ト改 俳名初其鶴後梅升 安政六未年五月十三日歿 京枡屋」(四代目三枡大五郎)、「四代目大五郎男 天保中父ト共ニ上坂シテ娘形トナリ評よかりしが可惜世ヲ早クス」(初代三枡大三郎)、「四代目歌右衛門門弟 初名中村男女蔵事当時三枡源之助ト改」(三代目三枡源之助)

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