Sheet 3: Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Koman, Arashi RIkan III as Katsushika Juemon, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Tôma Saburôemon, and Ichikawa Komazô VII as Imawakamaru, from the series One Hundred Faces of Roles Old and New (Kokin yakuwari hyaku mensô)

「古今役割百面相 三」「小万」四代目尾上梅幸、「かつ鹿重右衛門」三代目嵐璃寛、「東間三郎右衛門」四代目市川小団次、「今若丸」七代目市川高麗蔵

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25 cm (14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40319

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

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