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Ôsumi Province: (Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Komakine Hachirô, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nippon rokujû yo shû)

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Signed

Kunikazu

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, about 1862 (Bunkyû 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 116; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #617

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban

Accession Number

11.37879

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints