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Actor Nakayama Kojûrô as Ono Sadakurô

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MFA impressions: 11.14593, 11.18874 Play: Chûshingura Theater: Nakamura The actor Nakamura Nakazô I used the name Nakayama Kojûrô VI from 1785.11 to 1786.11 (during this time, the name Nakamura Nakazô was used by his adopted son Nakamura Mansaku).


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Artist's seal: Rin, in jar shape


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, 1786 (Tenmei 6), 5th month


Hosoban; 32.1 x 14.4 cm (12 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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