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Actor Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Kajiwara Heizô Kagetoki, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

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MFA impressions: 00.803, 50.2328

Inscription

「初東風や拈艸おから踏こゝろ 秀雀」

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Monkey 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), fig. 19 (actor identified as Seki Sanjûrô III)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.803

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints