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Actors Arashi Sangorô I as Minamoto no Yoshiie, Arashi Sangorô II as the Spirit of a Mandarin Duck (Oshidori no sei), and Arashi Sangorô III as Fox Genkurô (Genkurô-gitsune), from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon ha

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Album in two volumes: Vol. 1: 11.45392.1a-b - .47 Vol. 2: 11.45392.48 - .97


画中「三代目嵐三右衛門門人 和実形之上手家号京屋 俳名雷子」(初代嵐三五郎)、「初代ノ男 幼名富三郎 俳名初雷子 後来芝ト改 享和三亥年没」(二代目嵐三五郎)、「二代目ノ男 幼名松之助 後三代目三五郎ト改 家号俳名同断」(三代目嵐三五郎)


Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥十改


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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 102, #93


Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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