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Susaki: (Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as) Yazama Jûtarô, from the series Thirty-six Fashionable Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto ryûkô sanjûroku kaiseki)

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MFA impressions: 11.28847, 11.36622 Play: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku Theater: Kawarazaki


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main image); Yoshitori ga (background) 一勇斎国芳画、よしとり画


Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12 No blockcutter's mark


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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month


Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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