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Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hachirô Kanja Tametomo (R), Bandô Shûka I as Lady Li Hua (Rika Fujin) (CR), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tedori no Yoji (C), Onoe Kikujirô II as Kosatsuma, a Fisherwoman of Kaneko Bay (Kaneko-ura no ama) (CL), and Ichikawa Kuzô II

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Pentaptych: 11.21617 (right), 11.21618 (left), 11.21619 (center left), 11.21620 (center), 11.21621 (center right) MFA impressions: 11.21617-21, 11.42159a-e Play: Chinzei Hachirô Gôma no Kaburaya Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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: 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1840 (Tenpô 11), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #38

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.4 x 129 cm (15 1/8 x 50 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21617-21

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints