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Actors Nakayama Tomisaburô I as Oniô's Wife (Nyôbô) Tsukisayo, Nakayama Tomisaburô II as Izu no Jirô Sukekane, and Nakayama Kamesaburô I as Soga no Ninomiya, 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「四代目松本幸四郎錦紅門人市川幾蔵ノ男初代文七門弟ト成中山富三郎 俳名錦車俗グニヤ富ト云 文政二終」(初代中山富三郎)、「幼年ノ頃五代松本錦升養子ト成市川高麗蔵 改市川新蔵トいふ 後二代目富三郎ト成 又改三代目市川寿美蔵 俳名錦車家号大見屋」(二代目中山富三郎)、「初代富三郎門人 俳名錦糸 家号大見屋」(初代中山亀三郎)

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni rô hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 応需豊国老筆(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. 90, #81

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.77

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints