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Actors Bandô Mitsugorô I as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Chôsaku, Bandô Mitsugorô II as Otokawa Katsumoto, and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Shirafuji Genta, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû nigao taizen)

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


画中「坂東三八門弟 初名竹田巳之助 後改て三津五郎 俳名是業」(初代坂東三津五郎)、「始尾上紋三郎 子細有テ三津五郎の名前を預ル 後荻野伊三郎ト改ル」(二代目坂東三津五郎)、「幼名坂東三田八 後森田勘治郎 又坂東蓑助 終ニ三代目三津五郎ト改ル 秀佳」(三代目坂東三津五郎)


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


Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥六改


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), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 20, #11


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