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Imado: (Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as) the Carpenter Rokusaburô, from the series Thirty-six Fashionable Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto ryûkô sanjûroku kaiseki)

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Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main image); Iku ga (background) 一勇斎国芳画、いく画

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 005-0161; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #183

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.1 cm (14 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22186

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints