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Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Nikki Tamonnosuke (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Innami Kazuma (C), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as the Footman (Yakko) Sodesuke (L)

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Triptych: 11.40785 (left sheet), 11.43754a-b (right and center sheets) Play: Takagi Oriemon Budô Jitsuroku Theater: Nakamura


Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets) 応需豊国画


Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa 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, 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 8th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 25.4 cm (13 7/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.40785, 11.43754a-b

Medium or Technique

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