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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kasugaya Tokijirô, actually Satô Yomoshichi; Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Midori (R); and Bandô Shûka I as Yamanaya Urazato (L)

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Two right sheets of incomplete triptych. Play: Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu Theater: Ichimura


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


Censors' seals: Hama, Magome No blockcutter's mark


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, 1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyhoshi Prooject db (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.2 cm (14 5/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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