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Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Akabori Mizuemon (R), Kataoka Ichizô I as Matsuzakaya Sehei (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Ishii Genzô (L), in Act VIII of Ukigi no Kameyama

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Triptych: 11.35538 (R), 11.36102a-b (C-L) Play: Katakiuchi Ukigi no Kameyama Theater: Naka


Yoshitaki ga (on right and center sheets), Yoshitaki (on left sheet) 芳瀧画


画家の印章: なし 版元: なし 改印: なし


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

Japanese, Edo period, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #087


Vertical chûban triptych

Accession Number

11.35538, 11.36102a-b

Medium or Technique

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