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Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Tamiya Iemon, No. 4 from the series Flowers of Tokyo: Kunichika's Caricatures (Azuma no hana Kunichika manga)

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Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu 豊原国周筆

Marks

Artist's seal: toshidama

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: December 15, 2000) 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, Meiji era, 1872 (Meiji 5), 9th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.34913

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints