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Actor Iwai Kumesaburô II, No. 9 from an untitled series

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Incomplete series or multi-sheet print: 11.26869 No. 1, Matsumoto Kôshirô V 11.26870 No. 2, Seki Sanjûrô II 11.26871 No. 7, Nakamura Matsue III 11.26872 No. 8, Ichikawa Danzô IV 11.26873 No. 9, Iwai Kumesaburô III Waseda db 001-1122 is No. 4, Iwai Hanshirô V.

Signed

Toyokuni ga 豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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, 1812 (Bunka 9), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.8 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26873

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints