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Actors Sôryô Jinroku II as Kanekashi Kinbei, Kirishima Giemon II as Jichô Taromata, and Sôryô Jinroku III as Shôya Hikosaku, 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「初名桐島儀右衛門 俳名其道 家号大坂屋」(二代目惣領甚六)、「初名桐島つゝじ 後二代目儀右衛門ト改」(二代目桐島儀右衛門)、「初名惣領勘八 後甚六ト改」(三代目惣領甚六)


Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 七十九歳豊国筆


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. 84, #75


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