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Actors Kataoka Gatô II as the tabacconist Sankichi and Mimasu Baisha I as Yozahei (R); Arashi Rikan III as Yamagataya Gihei and Kataoka Tsuchinosuke I as the sister (C); Kataoka Hidetarô I as the brother and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as the maid Osetsu (L)

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Triptych: 11.35241 (right), 11.35242 (center), 11.35243 (left) MFA impressions: 11.35241-3, 11.35244-6 Play: Keisei tazuna no jinji Theater: Kado


Toyohide ga (on R sheet), Toyohide (on L and C sheets) 豊秀画 豊秀


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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #221


Vertical chûban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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