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Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Farmer (Hyakushô) Yasaku (R), Onoe Baikô 4.5 (later Jitsukawa Enjaku I) as Senzaki Yagorô (C), and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Yasaku's Wife (Nyôbô) Okayo (L)

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Triptych: 11.21546 (right), 11.21547 (center), 11.21548 (left) The actor later known as Jitsukawa Enjaku I used the name Onoe Baikô from 1/1859 to 2/1863 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Baikô IV and Baikô V.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kane (right and left sheets), Koizumi Hori Kane (center sheet)

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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 76.1 cm (14 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21546-8

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints