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Actors Morita Kan'ya XI as Arara Sennin, Iwai Kumesaburô III as Tekitan Jomi (?) (R), Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Yasudara-hime, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (?) as Ragora Taishi, Arashi Kichizaburô III as Shanoku Toneri (C), Onoe Kikujirô II as Ruri Sennyo, and Nak

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Triptych: 11.29072 (center), 11.29073 (left), 11.29074 (right) MFA impressions: 11.29072-4, 11.44093a-c


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


Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fukushima, Ox 6 No blockcutter's mark


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1853 (Kaei 6), 6th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73.8 cm (14 1/16 x 29 1/16 in.)

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