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Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as Shizuka Gozen

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Play: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (The Thousand Cherry Trees of Yoshitsune) Theater: Kado


Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga 玉柳亭重春画


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, 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98


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Medium or Technique

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