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Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tôma Saburôemon (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as Hayase Iori (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Adachi Motoemon (L)

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Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (right and left sheets), Gyokuô Yoshitoshi hitsu (center sheet) 一魁斎芳年筆


Censor's seal: Hare 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei 改印: 卯四改


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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #47


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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