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Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Fuwa Banzaemon (R), Ichikawa Shinsha I as Takinoya's Wife (Nyôbô) Omon (C), and Ichikawa Ichizô III as Nagoya Sanza (L)

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Triptych: 11.39420 (left sheet, trimmed), 11.40885a-b (right and center sheets) Play: Hanagatami Gojûsan Tsugi Theater: Morita


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets; cut off of left sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame 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: 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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month


Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 51.3 cm (14 3/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39420, 11.40885a-b

Medium or Technique

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