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Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Hanakawado Kurotegumi Sukeroku

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Upright diptych: 11.16405 (top), 11.22554 (bottom) Play: Atari Kuji Mansei Soga Theater: Morita


Kunichika hitsu (on bottom sheet only) 国周筆


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, Meiji era, 1867 (Keiô 3), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #101


Vertical ôban, upright diptych

Accession Number

11.16405, 11.22554

Medium or Technique

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