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Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Miura Chômonnojô (R) and Arashi Kichisaburô III, from Kamigata (Kudari), as Tsukushi Gonroku (L)

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Two center sheets of an incomplete tetraptych. MFA impressions: 11.39884a-b (two center sheets only), 11.41761a-d (complete tetraptych)


Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet) 国周筆


Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takichi


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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-0846 (right), 201-0847 (left)


Vertical ôban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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