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In Accordance with the Pleasure of the Publisher, Based on the Old Picture of "Shelter from the Rain: by Hanabusa Itchô (Hanmoto no konomi ni makase Hokusôô ga kozu no Ameyadori ni narôte): Actors Ôtani Hiroemon V, Matsumoto Kinshô I and Iwai Kumesaburô I

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Five sheets of incomplete hexaptych. MFA impressions: 11.42173a-e (five right sheets), 11.44034a-c (left half), 11.44050a-c (left half), 17.3213.4-5 (sheets 2 and 3 from right), 17.3216.2-4 (left half), 17.3216.13-5 (right half)


Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura; Kinugasa, Hama


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, about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)


Vertical ôban pentaptych; 36.4 x 121.05 cm (14 5/16 x 47 11/16 in.)

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