Actors Sawamura Shirogorô II as Kataoka Kôzaemon, Sawamura Shirogorô III as Yabase no Nisôta, and Sawamura Kinpei II as Hari no Sôbei, 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」「片岡幸左衛門 二代目沢村四郎五郎」(二代目沢村四郎五郎)、「矢走の仁惣太 三代目沢村四郎五郎」(三代目沢村四郎五郎)、「針の宗兵衛 沢村金平」 (二代目沢村金平)

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. 56, #47

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.46

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「初名荻野藤蔵 三代目訥子ノ門ニ入沢村ト改 又東蔵ト云 後ニ四郎五郎ト改川滝屋遮莫」(二代目沢村四郎五郎)、「三代目市紅門人源太左衛門ノ男 七代目三升門ニ入初市川団子 又友蔵 又団九郎 又市友 後に四郎五郎名前相続」(三代目沢村四郎五郎)、「岩井杜若娚(ママ) 幼名寿之助」(二代目沢村金平)

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