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Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Hayano Kanpei, from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon Chûshingura)

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Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

Poem. 「はらわたをしほるや飴に啼く蛙 薪水」

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Gengyo (background) 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)、玄魚

Marks

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Iwa 改印: 戌二改 彫師:

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, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban 37.3 x 26 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.22048

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints