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Actors Onoe Kikugorô and Nakamura Kiyosaburô Playing a Samisen Together

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Signed

Tanjôdô Ishikawa Shûha Toyonobu zu 胆條堂石川秀芭豊信図

Marks

Artist's seals: Ishikawa-uji, Toyonobu

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, about 1749–52 (Kan'en 2–Hôreki 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #21; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #124

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 42.6 x 30.7 cm (16 3/4 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19674

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints