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Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Katanaya Hanshichi

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych, with 11.40844 as left sheet?

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印: 未六改 彫師: 横川彫竹

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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.6 x 24.3 cm (13 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40845

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints