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Actors Ichikawa Danzô IV as Satô Masakiyo, Ichikawa Danzô V as Shunkan, and Ichikawa Danzô VI as Kudô Suketsune, 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「初亀谷虎蔵 又中村ト改 後市川友蔵又団三郎ト改 終ニ四代目団蔵」(四代目市川団蔵)、「四代目の男 初団三郎 後五代目団蔵と改ル 弘化二巳年浪花ニ没ス」(五代目市川団蔵)、「初名市川照世 改三蔵 又茂々太郎 後白蔵 当時六代目団蔵 市紅庵三猿」(六代目市川団蔵)

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥六改

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), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 34, #25

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.20

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints