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Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Kenkaya Goroemon and Asao Okuyama II as the Clerk (Tedai) Kizô

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Play: Gokusaishiki Musume Ôgi Theater: Naka

Signed

Shun'yôsai Shunshi ga 春陽斎春子画

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: September 29, 2004) 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, 1826 (Bunsei 9), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Waseda db 016-0356

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.35233

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints