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Actor Kawarazakiya Gonjûrô I, known as Yamazakiya, No. 1 from the series An Assortment of Dandies in the Temporary Lodgings of the Pleasure Quarters (Inase soroi kuruwa no karitaku)

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MFA impressions: 11.41673, 11.41674


Kunichika hitsu 国周筆


Censor's seal: Hare 12 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masukichi


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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 12th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-0882


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Medium or Technique

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