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Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II (Rikan) as Okitsu Jinzô

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Play: Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto Theater: Kado

Signed

Nagahide monjin Shûei ga (Shûei, pupil of Nagahide) 長秀門人秀栄画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1814 (Bunka 11), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; another print for the same performance: Gerstle 2005, #130

Dimensions

Hosoban

Accession Number

11.26558

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper with stenciled color

Collections

Asia

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