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Actors Segawa Rokô IV, Segawa Ginjirô, Segawa Kichinosuke, and Segawa Hamajirô, from the series Color Prints of the Dressing Room, Second Edition, a Set of Ten (Gakuya nishiki-e, nihen, jûmai no uchi)

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文化9年3月市村座「姿花江戸伊達染」二番目大切「深見草相生獅子」に出演するために楽屋で化粧をする図。

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kunisada ga 一雄斎国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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, 1812 (Bunsei 9), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22284

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints