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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kumagai Jirô Naozane (R) and Segawa Kikunojô V as His Wife (Nyôbô) Sagami (L)

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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.15978 (left), 11.25053 (right) MFA impressions: 11.15978VR (11.15978, 11.25053; two left sheets only), 11.43405a-c (complete) Play: Ichinotani Theater: Kawarazaki


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: August 3, 1911) 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, 1831 (Tenpô 2), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #18.5


Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.15978, 11.25053

Medium or Technique

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