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Actors Greeting the Audience (kôjô): Ichikawa Saruzô I and Ichikawa Ebizô V

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Left sheet of an incomplete diptych. MFA impressions (complete diptych): 11.29978-9, 11.43918a-b MFA impressions (left sheet only): 11.39057 (key block), 11.45345, 11.45346 Play: Arigata ya Oedo no Kagekiyo Theater: Kawarazaki Commemorating the return of Ichikawa Ebizô V to Edo after his...

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Inscription

「寿海老人にかはりて 帰る雁水道の恩や土の味 六造庵」

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga 香蝶楼豊国画

Marks

Censors' seals: Watanabe, Kinugasa 渡辺、衣笠

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, 1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40.2 x 28 cm (15 13/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

11.39057

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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