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New Year Wishes for Good Fortune and Long Life (Kiju nenga): Actor Kawarazaki Gonjurô I Greeting the Audience, Preface to the series Things That Start with Ki (Ki no ji tsukushi no jo)

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Nanajûnana ô Toyokuni 七十七翁豊国


Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawadô Hori Take 改印: 戌五改 彫師: 横川堂彫竹


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, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month


Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.4 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

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