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Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (R) and Nakamura Shikan IV (L) as Street Musicians

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Diptych: 11.22593 (left), 11.22594 (right) MFA impressions: 11.22593-4, 11.3795a-b Play: Tamuke no Shikishi Kakitsu no Futsutsuka Theater: Ichimura


Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga (on each sheet) 一魁斎芳年画


Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ko-Kane (on right sheet only)


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, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 8th month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6868 (R), 101-6869 (L)


Vertical ôban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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