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Actors Ichikawa Tôsshô I as Honda no Jirô, Ichikawa Onoe I as Fukayuki's Mother (Haha) Misao, and Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Kitahachi, 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「三代目蝦十郎門人 初名市川森之助ト云五代目市紅養子ト成団三郎 又市紅ト成又当升ト改 多病ニテ早ク世ヲ去ル」(初代市川当升)、「四代目市紅門人 初名市川徳之助 天保ノ始メ没」(初代市川おの江)、「五代目市川団蔵市紅ノ門人」(初代市川広五郎)

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥十改

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), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 37, #28

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.23

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints