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Actors Segawa Kikunojô III in Dôjô-ji, Segawa Rokô IV as Omiwa, and Segawa Kikunojô V as the Geisha Koman, 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「幼名瀬川吉治 又富三郎 後三代目菊之丞 俳名路考 又仙女といふ」(三代目瀬川菊之丞)、「幼名中村千之介 三代目養子と成リ瀬川菊之助 又路之介 後四代目路考ト改ル」(四代目瀬川路考)、「瀬川路三郎ノ男 幼名多門 後五代目半四郎取立にて五代目菊之丞」(五代目瀬川菊之丞)

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥六改

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), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 61, #52

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45392.38

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints