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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Chûnagon Yukihira (R) and Onoe Shôroku 1.5 as Yakko Ranpei (L)

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MFA impressions: 11.15726-7, 11.43952a-b Play: Saiwai Ariwara Keizu Theater: Kawarazaki The actor Onoe Shôroku 1.5 (also sometimes called 1.2) used the name from 1849 to 1873 but is not presently recognized as an official member of the line. This print depicts his first performance after...

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Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Marks

Censors' seals: Fukushima, Muramatsu

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, 1849 (Kaei 2), 10th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.9 x 51.2 cm (14 1/2 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43952a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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