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Actors Arashi Jitohachi III as ..., Onoe Kikujirô II as Goemon's Wife (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon, Seki Kasuke as his Son (Segare) Gorôichi, and ... as Kofuna Gengorô (L)

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Play: Konoshita Soga Megumi no Masagoji Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画

Marks

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, shita-uri

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35 x 49.2 cm (13 3/4 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38372a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints