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Actor Onoe Baikô 4.5 (later Jitsukawa Enjaku I) as Minamoto Yorimitsu Ason, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

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MFA impressions: 00.805, RES.11.5764.7 The actor later known as Jitsukawa Enjaku I used the name Onoe Baikô from 1/1859 to 2/1863 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Baikô IV and Baikô V.

Inscription

「月の出を待て嬉しや梅もとき 梅幸」

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 9 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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 9th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.6 cm (14 7/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.805

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints