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Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô IV as Shigama Takubei, Ichikawa Ichizô III as Suzukida Shûto, and Ichikawa Takijûrô II as Eda no Genzô, 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「幼名松島巳之助 改市十郎 後四代目鰕十郎 又坂東寿太郎 又鰕十郎 俳名眼玉 家号小紅屋」(四代目市川 鰕十郎)、「尾上多見蔵男 母は初代ゑび十郎女 故に祖父の名前相続す」(三代目市川 市蔵)、「三代目ゑび十郎の実子 幼名市川喜代蔵改ゑび三郎 一旦初代浅尾与六の養子ト成シガ不縁シテ実父の名前ヲつく」(二代目市川滝十郎)

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. 43, #34

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.29

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints