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Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Umegawa, Kataoka Gadô II as Chûbei, and Nakamura Aizô I as Kin'yû Aizô

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MFA impressions: 11.37130, 11.38314 Play: Koi-bikyaku Yamato Ôrai Theater: Nakamura


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 9 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改、寅九


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3223


Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 25 cm (13 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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