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Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, from the series Combined Pictures and Calligraphy of Actor-Poets (Haika shoga kyôdai)

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MFA impressions: 11.25111, 11.29877, 11.29903


Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga 梓元乃応需豊国画(年玉印)


Censors' seals: Murata, Mera Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Take 改印: 米良、村田 彫師: 彫工竹


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)


Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.6 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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