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The Suffering of Love (Renbo no yami): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Izuya Yosaburô, from the series Scenes of Darkness and Suffering (Mitate yami zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 11.22482, 11.29695, 11.29921

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 1 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

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, 1855 (Ansei 2), 1st month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.29695

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints