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Autumn Moon of the Akashi Chapter (Akashi no aki no tsuki): Actor Bandô Shûka I as Teruuji, from the series Matches for the Eight Views of Genji (Genji mitate hakkei no uchi)

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Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好 豊国画(年玉枠)、国久画


Censor's seal: Horse 8


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1858 (Ansei 5), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 99, cat. nos. 94 and 95


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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