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Actors Nakamura Aizô I as Iijima Takonojô, Nakamura Ganpachi I as Yadohiki Kichisuke, and Nakamura Kôzô I as Mawashi Yasuke, 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「故中村千代飛助門人 当時勘三郎門人俳名相生 佐の屋」(初代中村相蔵)、「浪花姉川仲蔵門弟 初名鬼久蔵 後中村鶴蔵門人トナリ鴈八ト改 俳名三口 家号鍋屋当時舞鶴屋」(初代中村鴈八)、「中村鶴蔵門人 俳名長觜 家号大橋屋安政七猿三月廿九日終」(初代中村鴻蔵)


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. 13, #4


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