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Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yohei, the Son-in-Law of the Furniture Store (Dôguya muko), Iwai Yonejirô I as Otake, a Worker at the Furniture Store (Dôguya naka hataraki) (R), Bandô Hikosaburô V as Mamushi no Jirokichi, Nakamura Ganpachi I as Tsujiura Ke

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MFA impressions: 11.29141 (right sheet only), 11.38752a-c, 11.38981a-c

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国貞画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

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: 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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38981a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints