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Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Urazato and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Tokijirô, from the series Comparisons of Lovers, a Collection of Ballads (Koi awase, hauta-zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 00.881, 11.22424

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Monkey 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.22424

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints