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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô II as a Vendor of Mogusa and Nakamura Gentarô as a Woman Accompanied by a Child

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Signed

(On the final sheet in the series: Tôbu Yamato Eshi Okumura Masanobu zu) (東武大和画師奥村政信図)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1709 (Hôei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1810; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #60; Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #D-1

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27.5 x 36.2cm (10 13/16 x 14 1/4in.)

Accession Number

11.13365

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints