Ten Imaginary Portraits, Toyokuni's Once-in-a-Lifetime Shuihuzhuan of the Stage (Mitate jûnin Toyokuni issei ichidai yagura Suikoden): Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, and an unidentified actor
「見立十人 豊国一世一代屋久ら水滸伝」 三代目市川市蔵、初代河原崎権十郎、?
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych?
Konomi ni makase Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection