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No. 6, Actor Kazan (Seki Sanjûrô II) as Yasuhide, from the series Actors Representing the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate yakusha rokkasen)

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Unidentified publisher's mark.


「おのれは古くにあれ 吹からに難波へかほる江戸の風 哥山」


Ko Toyokuni ga (by the late Toyokuni) 故豊国画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1826 (Bunsei 9), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6190


Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 26 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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