Collection of Rebuses of Actors' Names, Newly Invented and Published (Shinpan shin kufû yakusha na zukushi hanjimono)
「しん版 新工風 役者名尽はんじ物」
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Gifu-ken Hakubutsukan, Shichidaime Danjûrô to Kunisada, Kuniyoshi (2001), #100
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 50 cm (14 5/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.26483-4, 11.42125a-b
Possibly the two right sheets of an incomplete triptych, with the artist and publisher on the missing left sheet.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection