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Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Son-in-Law (Muko) Sashichi, Arashi Koroku V as Mother (Haha) Oiso (R), Fujikawa Kayû III as Older Sister (Ane) Ofusa, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Honchômaru Tsunagorô (C), Bandô Shûka I as Younger Sister (Imôto) Koito, and Nakamu

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[illegible] Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) (裁断不明)豊国画(年玉印) 一陽斎豊国画(年玉印) 香蝶楼豊国画(年玉印)


Censors' seals: Murata, Mera 村田、米良


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, 1849 (Kaei 2), 8th month


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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