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Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, formerly Ebizô VI, as the Medicine Peddler (Uirô-uri) Toraya Tôkichi

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MFA impressions: 11.37809.29, 17.1312.28 Album: 11.37809.1a-c–.31a-c

Inscription

「御贔屓の春は来て先祖の寿興行に名を改は親も嘉例子も嘉例 一ツ株下手のはたけや茄子苗 七代目白猿」

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db; Suzuki 1992, #298

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.29

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints