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Actors Sakata Hangorô I as Kyô no Jirô Suketoshi, Sakata Hangorô II as Ôboshi Yuranosuke, and Sakata Sajûrô I as Kakogawa Honzô, 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「二代目坂田藤十郎門人 正徳享保中実悪の名人 享保二十卯年終 正月屋」(初代坂田半五郎)、「仙国彦助門人彦十郎ノ男 初名仙国左十郎 寛延二年二代目坂田半五郎 正月屋」(二代目坂田半五郎)、「二代目半五郎弟 幼名富五郎 明和七終家名同」(初代坂田佐十郎)


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. 85, #76


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