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Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga Gorô and Ichikawa Yaozô II as Soga Jûrô

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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.18549 (left), 11.18550 (right) Center sheet: 21.4710 Play: Haru wa Soga Akebono Sôshi Theater: Nakamura


Ippitsusai Bunchô ga (on each sheet) 一筆齊文調画


Artist's seal: Mori uji


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, 1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 1st month

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Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #66; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #260 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), pls. 239-41


Hosoban diptych; 30 x 27.7 cm (11 13/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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