Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Sasaki Takatsuna, Onoe Waichi II as Ishikawa Goemon, and Onoe Shôroku 1.5 as the Footman (Yakko) Ranpei, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

古今俳優似顔大全 「尾上家系付録」「佐々木高綱 尾上多見蔵」(二代目尾上多見蔵)、「石川五右衛門 尾上和市」(二代目尾上和市)、「奴蘭平 尾上松緑」 (1.5代目尾上松緑)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Kikujudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 67, #58

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.55

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「瀬川仙女ニ由縁有テ幼名瀬川和市ト云梅玉門ニ入テ中村ト改メ 其後三代目菊五郎門ニ入民蔵ト改又多見蔵ト云 音羽屋松朝 当時俳名ヲ改松玉ト号ス」(二代目尾上多見蔵)、「多見蔵ノ男 俳名松鶴」(二代目尾上和市)、「初大谷徳次郎 又中山ト改 夫より多見蔵門ニ入尾上多女蔵 一ト頃中山百花養子ト成中山平大郎 又尾上梅鶴 後松緑 京極屋」(1.5代目尾上松緑)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 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