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、?

Japanese
Edo period
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)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22474

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych?

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche

任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi

改印:亥五改
彫師:彫太田多七

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: August 3, 1911)

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