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Actors Nakamura Chûtarô, Nakamura Shikan IV, Ichikawa Kobunji I (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Female Bandit (Onna tôzoku) Omatsu, Nakamura Shikazô as Aranami Iwazô (C), Onoe Baikô 4.6 (Kakunosuke) as Hanasaki ...maru, Ichikawa Kuzô III as Kurogumo Ryû

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Play: Momo Chidori Sakigake Soga Theater: Morita The actor Onoe Kakunosuke used the name Onoe Baikô between 1864/2 and 1866/8 but is not recognized as an official member of the line. He is the second of the two unofficial holders of the name between Baikô IV and Baikô V.

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: Ox 1 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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, 1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38783a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints