Actors Nakamura Jakuemon I as Ohiyariko Denbei, Nakamura Shibajaku I as Yamanaka Shikanosuke, and Nakamura Kamenojô I as Koshimoto Magaki, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「おひやりこ伝兵衛 中村雀右衛門」(初代中村雀右衛門)、「山中鹿之助 中村芝雀」(初代中村芝雀)、「こしもとまがき 中村歌女之丞」(初代中村歌女之丞)

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. 76, #67

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.64

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「四代目歌右衛門門人 幼名源次 改芝蔵又儀左衛門 後雀右衛門 江戸屋芝斗」(初代中村雀右衛門)、「同門弟 幼名市川白之介 改中村翫之介又鶴五郎 又芝雀 家号新駒屋 安政三辰年歿」(初代中村芝雀)、「同門弟 幼名中村歌女太郎 改歌女之丞 大黒屋歌雀」(初代中村歌女之丞)

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