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Actors Ichimura Uzaemon IX as the Deified Michizane (Kanshin Keshin), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sakuramaru, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Daiku no Rokuza, 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「幼名満蔵 後亀蔵ト改 又九代目羽左衛門 俳名家橘 名人」(九代目市村羽左衛門)、「十二代目羽左衛門 後ニ竹之丞と改名ス」(十二代目市村羽左衛門)、「幼名九郎右衛門 改テ十三代目羽左衛門」(十三代目市村羽左衛門)


Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国画(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. 16, #7


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