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Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III as Shirai Gonpachi

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Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好豊国画(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masa 改印: 申壬三改 彫師: 彫工政


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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month


Vertical ôban; 34.9 x 24.3 cm (13 3/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

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