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Actors Sawamura Kijûrô I as Torinoumi Yasaburô, Sawamura Ujûrô I as the Landlord (Yanushi) Hikosaku, and Sawamura Yodogorô III as Ôe Zukô Onitsura, 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「初代訥子門人 幼名岡田亀次郎 改染山喜十郎 後沢村ト改 一頃長十郎ト成又亀右衛門ト改名ス 家号井筒屋 俳名喜長」(初代沢村喜十郎)、「初代訥子門人 初名吾妻此兵衛 俳名文福」(初代沢村宇十郎)、「初代訥子門人沢村音右衛門男 大竹屋漣車」(三代目沢村淀五郎)


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. 55, #46


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