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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Benkei in Kanjinchô, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as a Rokubu Pilgrim, and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Sukeroku, 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「白猿孫 幼名新之助 又海老蔵 後七代目団十郎夜雨庵三升 又海老蔵白猿と号す」(七代目市川団十郎)、「七代目実子 幼名新之介 後海老蔵 天保三壬辰年八代目団十郎三升ト改」(八代目市川団十郎)、「七代目五男 河原崎権之介の養子と成長十郎 後権十郎 紫扇 又俳名ヲ三升ト改ル」(初代河原崎権十郎)

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Dog intercalary 8 aratame No blockcutter's mark 戌閏八改

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, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), intercalary 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 31, #22

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.17

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints