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Actors Arashi Kichisaburô I as En'ya Hangan, Arashi Kichisaburô II as Settsu no kami Yorimitsu, and Arashi Rikan II as Gokumon Shôhei, 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「嵐勘四郎門弟 明和ノ頃浪花大達者 安永九子年終 俳名里環 家号岡島屋」(初代嵐吉三郎)、「初代里環三男 二代目吉三郎 後橘三郎ト改 俳名初李冠 後ニ璃寛 家号岡島屋 文政四終ル」(二代目嵐吉三郎)、「二代目吉三郎兄嵐猪三郎門弟 初名徳三郎改橘三郎 其後二代目璃寛ト改ル 俗ニ目徳ト云 家号伊丹屋 俳名初璃班(ママ)」(二代目嵐璃寛)

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. 105, #96

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.92

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints