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Actor Evaluations in the Dressing Room, Second Collection (Gakuya daihyôban, nishô): Actors Ichikawa Shinsha I, Nakamura Komajûrô I, Iwai Kumesaburô III, Onoe Kikujirô II, Ichimura Takematsu III (R), Kawarazaki Kunitarô I, Ichikawa Kuzô III, Kataoka Jûzô

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Kunichika ga (on each sheet) 国周画


Censor's seal: Boar 11 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印: 亥十一改


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), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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