Actors Sôryô Jinroku II as Kanekashi Kinbei, Kirishima Giemon II as Jichô Taromata, and Sôryô Jinroku III as Shôya Hikosaku, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

「古今俳優似顔大全」「惣領家系譜」「金貸金兵衛 惣領甚六」(二代目惣領甚六)、「仕丁太郎又 二代目桐島儀右衛門」(二代目桐島儀右衛門)、「庄屋彦作 二代目惣領甚六」(三代目惣領甚六)

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. 84, #75

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.74

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「初名桐島儀右衛門 俳名其道 家号大坂屋」(二代目惣領甚六)、「初名桐島つゝじ 後二代目儀右衛門ト改」(二代目桐島儀右衛門)、「初名惣領勘八 後甚六ト改」(三代目惣領甚六)

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
七十九歳豊国筆(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