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Young Woman with Battledore and Shuttlecock (Hanetsuki), and Actor Segawa Rokô IV as a Kamuro (Kamuro Segawa Rokô), from the series Girls in a Dance of Seven Changes (Musume shichi henge no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.13636, 11.40041, 21.6246


Toyokuni ga 豊国画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Goat 2


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, 1811 (Bunka 8), 2nd month


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