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Actors Mimasu Baisha I as Yabuya Chôhei, Anegawa Gennosuke I as the Local Girl (Zaisho musume) Ohata, and Mimasu Morizô I as Yojirobei (=Yajirobei), 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「四代目大五郎門人 幼名三枡福之助 又蔵之助 又他人 その後中村源之介ト改江戸江下リ又改テ梅舎ト云」(初代三枡梅舎)、「梅舎門人 初名三枡梅松 家号播磨屋」(初代姉川源之助)、「四代目大五郎門人 家名京枡屋」(初代三枡森蔵)


Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥十改


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), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 98, #89


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