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Actor Onoe Kikugorô V as Mamushi no Jirokichi, from the series Photographic Mirror of Actors (Haiyû shashin kyô)

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Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu 一蕙斎芳幾筆

Marks

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yokokawadô

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, Meiji era, 1870 (Meiji 3), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #120; Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #3-22-3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41226

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints