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Actors Segawa Kikunojô I as Katsuragi in Mugen, Segawa Kikujirô I as Izumo Okuni, and Segawa Kikunojô II in the Dance Shûjaku-jishi, 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「幼名吉次 享保十五戌年初テ江戸江下ル今様一流之名人俳名路考 家号浜村屋享保十六亥春傾城福引名古屋ト云狂言ニテ初テ無間の鐘ヲつとめる」(初代瀬川菊之丞)、「元祖菊之丞弟 享保十六亥年江戸江下ル名人 宝暦六 十一月十三日終」(初代瀬川菊次郎)、「武州王子村農家の忰 元祖菊之丞養子ト成 幼名吉次 王子路考ト呼」(二代目瀬川菊之丞)


Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 七十八歳豊国筆(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame No blockcutter's mark 亥九改


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), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Zôho Kokon haiyû nigao taizen (1998), p. 60, #51


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