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Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô I as the Shirabyôshi Dancer Sakurako, Nakamura Noshiho II as Kasaya Sankatsu, and Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Kichioka Ichimisai's Daughter (Musume) Osono, from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon

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Album in two volumes: Vol. 1: 11.45392.1a-b - .47 Vol. 2: 11.45392.48 - .97


画中「元祖芳沢あやめ三男 初代中村新五郎養子ト成 享保十四酉年江戸江下ル 中興ノ名人 天明六歿ス」(初代中村富十郎)、「初名生島金蔵 初代富十郎養子ト成二代目のしほト改 寛政十二終 家号天王寺屋」(二代目中村のしほ)、「幼名市川熊太郎 三代目歌右衛門門弟ト成中村松江 又三光ト改 後二代目富十郎ト改」(二代目中村富十郎)


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. 27, #18


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