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Actors Ôtani Hiroji I as Matsuômaru, Ôtani Hiroji II as Kawazu no Saburô Sukeyasu, and Ôtani Hiroji III as Amakawaya Gihei, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

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Album in two volumes: Vol. 1: 11.45392.1a-b - .47 Vol. 2: 11.45392.48 - .97

Inscription

画中「元祖大谷広右衛門ノ男 俳名十町 家号丸屋 延享四卯年設(ママ)」(初代大谷広次)、「初辰松文七 又大谷文蔵 後ニ坂東又太郎 後初代十町門ニ入大谷鬼治 改二代目広治 俳名十町 家号駿河屋」(二代目大谷広次)、「二代目十町門人 幼名春次 改鬼次 後三代目広治 俳名十町 家号丸屋」(三代目大谷広次)

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥八改

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 80, #71

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.67

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints