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Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Mita no Isami Tsunagorô (R), Seki Sanjûrô II as Numata no Kansuke (C), and Iwai Hanshirô V as Ibaraki, a Prostitute at Kagami Station (Kagami no shuku no jorô Ibaraki) (L)

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Jointly published by Wakasaya Yoichi (right and left sheets) and Kawaguchiya Shôzô (center sheet). Play: Chi Jin Yô Koko ni Yorimitsu Theater: Ichimura


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


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1829 (Bunsei 12), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-3553 (R), 100-35534 (C), 100-3555 (L)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75.7 cm (14 5/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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