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Actor Nakamura Tsurusuke I as Sanbasô

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One sheet cut into 3 parts: 11.35334-11.35336. Play: Jusanbasô Theater: Kado

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga 寿好堂よし国画

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: 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1825 (Bunsei 8), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Schwaab 1989, #83

Dimensions

Ôban fragment

Accession Number

11.35336

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink, color and metallic pigment on paper, with embossing

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints