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Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as Kenkô (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kuri Shôemon (L)

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Diptych: 11.13625 (right), 11.13738 (left) Unidentified publisher's mark. Play: Yuki mo Yoshino Kioi no Kaomise Theater: Morita


Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke 改印: 極、鶴金


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, 1812 (Bunka 9), 11th month


Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 52 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.13625, 11.13738

Medium or Technique

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