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Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Satô Tadanobu in the Fifth Month Production of Dragon Year 1808 (Satô Tadanobu, Nakamura Utaemon, Bunka gonen tatsu, gogatsu kyûgen))

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Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura Theater: Nakamura


Edo Toyokuni hitsu


Censor's seal: kiwame No publisher's mark 改印: 極


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, 1808 (Bunka 5), 5th month


Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

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