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A Dance of Seven Changes, Newly Published (Shichi henge, shinpan): Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Sanbaso

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From a sheet with six small images, published by Tsuruya Kinsuke. MFA impressions: 11.15093 (intact sheet), 11.40028 (TR only), 11.40030 (BR only), 11.40031 (BL only), 11.40034 (CL only), 11.40036 (CR only), 11.40037 (TL only) Play: Shichimai-tsuzuki Hana no Sugata-e Theater: Ichimura


(this picture unsigned)


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, 1811 (Bunka 8), 3rd month


Cut from vertical ôban sheet

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