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Susaki Benzaiten Shrine: Hakuen (Poetry Name of Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V), from the series Pilgrimage to a Thousand Shrines (Senja môde)

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Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, about 1833 (Tenpô 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 89; another print in the series: Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 276


Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 27.1 cm (14 3/16 x 10 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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