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Kintoki: Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kintoki and Nakamura Shikan IV as Yamauba, No. 16 from the series Things That Start with the Syllable Ki (Ki no ji tsukushi)

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Toyokuni hitsu 豊国筆(年玉印)


Censor's seal: Chicken 12 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yasu kokutô Printer's mark: Suri ...


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, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 12th month


Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

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