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Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Heisaku's Daughter (Musume) Oyone (R), Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Gofukuya Jûbei (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Nimochi Heisaku (L)

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Triptych: 11.15730 (right sheet), 11.15733a-b (center and left sheets)


Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets) 梓元乃応需豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 73 cm (14 3/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.15730, 11.15733a-b

Medium or Technique

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