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Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as a Fan Seller, from the series An Up-to-date Set of Fashionable Summer Robes (Hayari yukata tôsei soroi)

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Inscription

「地紙からかたきあふぎの花要今うり出しのはやり商人 守の屋」

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino ... 改印: 戌五改 彫師: 彫巳之小刀

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, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39018

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints