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Actor Kawarazaki Gonnosuke (Gonjûrô I) in Ten Roles: Shibaraku, Ôboshi Yuranosuke, Hanakawado Sukeroku, Tateba Taiheiji, Katô Masakiyo, Kirare Yosaburô, Jiraiya, Omatsuri Sashichi, Ono Sadakurô, and Musashibô Benkei

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Triptych: 11.41578a-b (center and left sheets), 11.45481 (right sheet) All of the names of the roles are given together in the cartouche on the left sheet. Right sheet, clockwise from top: Ôboshi Yuranosuke, Tateba Taiheiji, and Hanakawado Sukeroku. Center sheet, clockwise from top:...

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Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on right sheet), Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需国周筆 国周筆


Censor's seal: Snake 9 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu


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, Meiji era, 1869 (Meiji 2), 9th month


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41578a-b, 11.45481

Medium or Technique

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