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Actors Kawarazaki Gonjuûrô I (R), Bandô Mitsugorô VI, Sawamura Tanosuke III (C), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV (L)

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Kunichika ga (on right and left sheets) 国周画


Censor's seal: Rat 6 aratame Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on center and left sheets) 子六改


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2275 (R), 007-2274 (C), 007-2273 (L)


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 72.9 cm (14 x 28 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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