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Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Hayano Kanpei, Onoe Kikugorô IV as Okaru, and Onoe Kikujirô II as Shigenoi, 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「松緑養子 始栄三郎 後に松助 改テ菊五郎 梅幸 末年大川橋蔵 梅寿」(三代目尾上菊五郎)、「始中村歌蝶 三代目養子ト改 終に四代目菊五郎 俳名梅婦」(四代目尾上菊五郎)、「幼名中村歌柳 又三光 三代目門弟トナリ尾上菊次郎 俳名梅花」(二代目尾上菊次郎)

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥九改

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), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 63, #54

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.51

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints