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Actor Bandô Jutarô in His Great Role as Monkey Trainer Yojirô (Issei ichidai Sarumawashi Yojirô, Bandô Jutarô)

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MFA impressions: 11.21995, 11.22763, 11.22764 Play: Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi

Signed

Utagawa Sadayoshi ga 歌川貞芳画

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, 1840 (Tenpô 11), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.22763

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints