Actors Onoe Kikugorô I as Ôboshi Yuranosuke, Onoe Ushinosuke I as Aburaya Osome, and Onoe Shôroku I as Tenjiku Tokubei, 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」「大星由良之助 元祖 尾上菊五郎 俳名梅幸」(初代尾上菊五郎)、「油屋おそめ 二代目尾上丑之助」(初代尾上丑之助)、「天竺徳兵衛 初代門弟 尾上松緑」(初代尾上松緑)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th 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. 62, #53

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.50

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「尾上左門弟初代菊五郎 始女形 後立役トナル 名人」(初代尾上菊五郎)、「菊五郎実子尾上丑之助 早世」(初代尾上丑之助)、「初代門弟尾上松助 俳名三朝 始女形後実悪ノ上手 怪談水中早替リ之元祖」(初代尾上松緑)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche

七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥九改
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