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Actors Nakamura Karoku as the Daughter (Musume) Okoma (R), Arashi Rikan as Oguri Hankan Kaneuji (C), and Iwai Shijaku as Kohagi, actually Terute no mae (L)

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Triptych: 11.35217 (right), 11.35218 (center), 11.35219 (left) Play: Himekurabe Futaba Ezôshi


Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet) 春江斎北英画


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, 1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #160 (two left sheets only, no photo)


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 77.5 cm (14 13/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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