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Ni Brigade, First Group, Ryôgoku Bridge: Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yokoyama no Yosaburô, from the series Flowers of Edo and Views of Famous Places (Edo no hana meishô-e)

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MFA impressions: 11.42528, 11.45136, 11.45165, 11.45396.1 (creped, in album) Forms the right half of a diptych, with 11.42534, 11.45137, 11.45161, 11.45396.2 (creped, in album) The term “flowers of Edo” (Edo no hana) can refer, among other things, to fires. The title panel for each print...

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Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (bottom right); Chikudô ga (top); Hiroshige ga (bottom left) 任需 豊国画(年玉枠)、竹堂画、広重画


Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa


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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-38


Vertical ôban, creped; 20.3 x 14.8 cm (8 x 5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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