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Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Naniwa no Jirosaku and Ichimura Takenojô V as Azuma no Yojirô

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Inscription

「あひかたの西野浄土へもとり駕けふそ見はてる大坂のゆめ 酔故辺人写」 「嘉永五子年二月十七日没す 浪花中寺町浄国寺に葬す 歌成院翫雀日光信士 行年五十五 浪花の治郎作 吾妻の与四郎」

Signed

Suihô Itsujin sha 酔放辺人

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38690

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints