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The Fifth Month (Gogatsu): Actor Bandô Mitsugorô as a Warrior Doll of Lord Masakiyo (Kabuto ningyô Masakiyo kô), from the series Twelve Months (Jûni tsuki no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.16313, 11.36766 Play (hengemono): Shiki no Nagame Yosete no Mitsu Dai Theater: Nakamura


Keiuntei Kunimaru ga 経雲亭国丸画


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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, 1813 (Bunka 10), 3rd month


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