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Actors Onoe Baikô IV Representing the Jewel River of Kii (Kii Tamagawa) (R) and Sawamura Chôjûrô V Representing Both the Jewel River of Noji and the Jewel River of Ide (Noji Tamagawa, Ide Tamagawa) (L)

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Two right sheets of an incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.36660a-b (two right sheets only), 2009.4992.6a-c (complete)


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


Censors' seals: Fukushima, Muramatsu No blockcutter's mark


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, 1849 (Kaei 2), intercalary 4th month


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 49.6 cm (14 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

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