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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

Signed

Keiuntei Kunimaru ga 経雲亭国丸画

Marks

No publisher's mark

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: 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1813 (Bunka 10), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.36766

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints