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Actor Ii Yôhô as Haginoya no Yaegiri in the New Year Play (Haru no engeki), Komochi Yamanba

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Triptych: RES.52.24 (left), RES.52.25 (center), RES.52.26 (right)


Ôju Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需豊原国周筆


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1897 (Meiji 30), January 28


Vertical ôban triptych

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