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Actors Bandô Shûka I as the Daughter (Musume) Izayoi, Seki Sanjûrô III as Kanezashi Tosho (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Aoto Fujitsuna (C), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Agata Ishisaburô, and Nakamura Gennosuke II as Priest (Sô) Keikû (L)

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「青陽石廰礎 一名青砥譚 一筆庵作 豊国画 初輯二輯うり出し申候」


Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet) 香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画


Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu No blockcutter's mark 吉村、村松


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, 1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73.2 cm (14 5/16 x 28 13/16 in.)

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