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Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III, from the series Combined Pictures and Calligraphy of Actor-Poets (Haika shoga kyôdai)

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MFA impressions: 11.25112, 11.39428

Inscription

「うめかゝやわけ入里は牛の角 句空」

Signed

(Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga, at lower right edge, cut off of this impression)

Marks

Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu

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, about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.1 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39428

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints