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Actors Mimasu Daigorô I as Sekiguchi Heita, Mimasu Daigorô II as Tomo no Yoshio, and Mimasu Daigorô III as Ningyôya Kôemon, 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「元祖芳沢あやめ弟子筋亀之助 後ニ三枡大五郎ト改 俳名一光 安永九子年歿」(初代三枡大五郎)、「初代藤川八蔵門人時蔵ト云 初代大五郎養子ト成三枡他人ト改 後二代目相続俳名黒稲」(二代目三枡大五郎)、「初名芳沢亀蔵ト云 後三代目大五郎ト改後年清兵衛改 俳名其鶴 文政七申年没」(三代目三枡大五郎)

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. 96, #87

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.83

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints