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Actors Nakamura Jakuemon I as Ohiyariko Denbei, Nakamura Shibajaku I as Yamanaka Shikanosuke, and Nakamura Kamenojô I as Koshimoto Magaki, 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「四代目歌右衛門門人 幼名源次 改芝蔵又儀左衛門 後雀右衛門 江戸屋芝斗」(初代中村雀右衛門)、「同門弟 幼名市川白之介 改中村翫之介又鶴五郎 又芝雀 家号新駒屋 安政三辰年歿」(初代中村芝雀)、「同門弟 幼名中村歌女太郎 改歌女之丞 大黒屋歌雀」(初代中村歌女之丞)


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. 76, #67


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