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Actors Arashi Kamenojô II as Iwaiburo no Tomi (R) and Sawamura Tosshô I as Danshichi no Mohei (L), in the Play Sate mo Sono Naniwa no Kikigaki

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MFA impressions: 11.378091a-b, 11.40742a-b Play: Sate mo Sono Nochi Naniwa no Kikigaki Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-4329 (R only, no date)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych 36.9 x 51.7 cm (14 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40742a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints