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Fuchû: Actor Ôtani Tomoemon V as Teranishi Kanshin, from the series The Tôkaidô Road: One Look Worth a Thousand Ryô (Tôkaidô hitome senryô)

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MFA impressions: 11.39869, 11.40555


Kunichika hitsu (figure); Sansei Hiroshige hitsu (background) 国周筆、三世広重画筆


Censor's seal: Hare 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ushi


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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0444


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Medium or Technique

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