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Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V in an Imagined Role (Mitate) as Sarushima Sôta, in the Scene of Flower Viewing at New Kiyomizu (Shin Kiyomizu hanami no ba), from Shiro Kurenai Sakura no Gosho-zome, a Hit Play for the Third Month of the Boar (Ataru I no yayoi kyô

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Play: Shiro Kurenai Sakura no Gosho-zome Theater: Nakamura

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu

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), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.1 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40746

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints