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Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as the Courteswan (Keisei) Tokiwagi, Iwai Matsunosuke I as the Kamuro Midori (R), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yahei Hyôe Munekiyo (L)

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Diptych: 11.13515 (right), 11.13737 (left); virtual record: 11.13515VR Play: Misao no Hana Toba no Koizuka Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1809 (Bunka 6), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-5340 (R only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.1 x 51.6 cm (15 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13515, 11.13737

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints