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Actors Sawamura Shirogorô II as Kataoka Kôzaemon, Sawamura Shirogorô III as Yabase no Nisôta, and Sawamura Kinpei II as Hari no Sôbei, 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「初名荻野藤蔵 三代目訥子ノ門ニ入沢村ト改 又東蔵ト云 後ニ四郎五郎ト改川滝屋遮莫」(二代目沢村四郎五郎)、「三代目市紅門人源太左衛門ノ男 七代目三升門ニ入初市川団子 又友蔵 又団九郎 又市友 後に四郎五郎名前相続」(三代目沢村四郎五郎)、「岩井杜若娚(ママ) 幼名寿之助」(二代目沢村金平)


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. 56, #47


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