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「宿祢太郎 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 3rd month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.22

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Naka, Osaka

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga

寿好堂よし国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection