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Actors Suketakaya Kingorô I as Kinugawa Yazaburô, Sawamura Gennosuke III as the Retainer (Shimobe) Chienai, and Sawamura Ujûrô II as the Innkeeper's Wife (Shukuya nyôbô), from the series Complete Compendium of Portraits of Actors Old and New (Kokon haiyû

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Album in two volumes: Vol. 1: 11.45392.1a-b - .47 Vol. 2: 11.45392.48 - .97


画中「二代目訥子ノ男二代目助高屋高助ノ男也」(初代助高屋金五郎)、「五代目訥子弟 七代目三升門ニ入初名市川清子 改テ清十郎 後三代目源之助ト云 文久三亥年浪花ニテ没」(三代目沢村 源之助)、「五代目宗十郎門人 初名☆之助 俳名文福」(二代目沢村宇十郎)


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. 57, #48


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