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Actors Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Maboroshi no Ochô and Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Mikazuki Osen, No. 1 from an untitled series

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MFA impressions: 11.42179, 11.42184 The five sheets of the series are not continuous but can be assembled into a pentaptych, numbered right to left. MFA impressions of the complete set: 11.42179-83, 11.42184-8 (no virtual records)

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Horse 9 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印: 午九 彫師: 横川彫竹

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, 1858 (Ansei 5), 9th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 25.5 cm (13 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42179

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints