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Actor Ichikawa Danzô as Sanemori

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Play: Genpei Nunobiki no Taki Theater: Kado Unidentified publisher's mark A banzuke, 11.35226.2, is laminated to the back of this print.


Shôraku ga 松楽画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 29, 2004) 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1819 (Bunsei 2), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #78


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Medium or Technique

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