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Actors Sawamura Ujûrô II and Sawamura Sôjûrô V, from the series Portraits of Good Fortune and Popularity with Souvenirs of the Market (Ichi miyage sugata no fukubiki)

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Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga 梓元の應需豊国画


Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu


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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban 36.7 x 25.3 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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