Potato Seller (Imoya) (above) and Shizuka's Dance (Shizuka Otokomai) (below), from the series Dolls with a Hundred Faces (Hyaku mensô ningyô no uchi)
「百めん相人形之内 いもや」 「百面相人形の内 しづか男舞」
http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50049088.html; Ono, Misemono fûzoku zushi (1977), p. 381
Two horizontal chûban designs on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35.5 × 24.6 cm (14 × 9 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series shows an exhibition of lifesized dolls of women in many aspects, held at the Ekô-in temple. The MFA has a flier for the exhibition, 11.45587, and four prints from the series, with two designs each: 11.17369, 11.17370, 11.17371, 11.22723.
Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (top), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (bottom)
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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