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Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as an Outdoor Vendor (Kôgushi), from the series Grand Finale Dance Numbers from Hit Plays (Atari kyôgen nibanme ôkiri jôruri)

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Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu 七十九歳豊国筆

Marks

Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43645

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints