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Actor Segawa Rokô IV as Iga no Tsubone

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Unidentified publisher's mark. Play: Edozakura Megumi no Takanori Theater: Nakamura


Toyokuni ga 豊国画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke 改印: 極、鶴金


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, 1812 (Bunka 9), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print of the same actor in the same role: Waseda db 100-9081


Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26.3 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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