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Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ume no Yoshibei, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

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MFA impressions: 00.802, RES.11.5764.18

Inscription

「梅の由兵衛役をつとむるとて いさきよく絹引さくや恵比寿講 八代目我童」

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #29.1; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), fig. 15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban;: 36.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.802

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints