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Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as Danshichi Kurobei, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

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MFA impressions: 11.40957, RES.11.5764.16 Play: Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami Theater: Morita


「御ひゐきを肩に祭りのはれ着かな 児雀」


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


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


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #13.6 (actor identified as Nakamura Shikan IV )


Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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