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Actors Mimasu Gennosuke I as Ikazuchi Tsurunosuke (R) and Onoe Kikugorô III as Nikki Danjô (L)

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Diptych: 11.39342 (left), 11.39357 (right) Play: Kuruwa Kuruwa Date no Ôyose Theater: Ichimura


Gototei Kunisada ga 五渡亭国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1836 (Tenpô 7), 2nd month


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 52.2 cm (14 5/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39342, 11.39357

Medium or Technique

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