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Actors Ichikawa Danzô V as Hagizuka Narutonosuke and Bandô Jûtarô I as Hamana Oribe (R); Ôtani Tomoemon II as Ogata Rikimaru and Asao Gakujûrô I as Fukushima Saemon (C); and Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Hakata no Shimazô (L)

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Triptych: 11.35158 (right), 11.35159 (center), 11.35160 (left) Play: Momochidori Naruto no Shiranami Theater: Naka


Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet) 芦ゆき画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1825 (Bunsei 8), 1st month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #233


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 73.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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