Sheet 1: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Hanaregoma, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Chôkichi, Kataoka Gadô II as Izaemon, and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yûgiri, from the series One Hundred Faces of Roles Old and New (Kokin yakuwari hyaku mensô)

「古今役割百面相 一」「濡髪」三代目嵐吉三郎、「放駒」初代中村福助、「伊左衛門」二代目片岡我童、「夕きり」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40317

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯正
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