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Actors Ichikawa Omezô I as Benkei and Sawamura Gennosuke I as Yoshitsune in the Play Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura

Japanese
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 24.2 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22465

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher's mark.

Signed

Toyokuni ga 豊国画

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: August 3, 1911) 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