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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ashikaga Mitsuuji and an Unidentified Actor as the Old Woman (Rôjo) Shinonome, from the series Square Pictures in Old and New Styles (Kodai imayô shikishi awase)

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MFA impressions: 11.25906, 11.45126

Signed

Rôjo Shinonome, Seiryûken Kiyomitsu ga; Ashikaga Mitsuuji, Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga 老女しのゝめ 青柳軒清満画、足利光氏 香蝶楼豊国画

Marks

Censors' seals: Watanabe, Mera, Rat 11

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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25906

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints