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Actors Nakamura Kôzô I as Osame, Onoe Kikugorô IV as Okuma, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kozaru Shichinosuke, and Bandô Muraemon I as Yokome Sukebei, in Act V of the Play Ami Moyô Tôrô no Kikukiri, 7th Month of 1857 (Ansei 4), from the series Titles of Performa

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Play: Ami Moyô Tôrô no Kikukiri Theater: Ichimura

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 7 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, 1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 1/8 x 25 5/8 in. (94.2 x 65 cm)

Accession Number

11.15224

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints