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Actors Nakamura Shibajaku I as Nagatsu Sôjûrô, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Marinoya Shirô (R), Morita Kan'ya XI as Ômori Hikoshichi, Sawamura Tosshô II as Ashikaga Yoshimitsu kô (C), Bandô Takesaburô I as Matsudaiya Kogorô, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Isshin Ta

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MFA impressions: 11.29019-21, 11.44164a-c


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


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, 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 75.3 cm (14 5/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

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