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Actors Onoe Eizaburô III as Shizuka Gozen (R) and Onoe Tamizô II, from Kamigata (Kudari), as both Farmer (Hyakushô) Kyorosaku (C) and Fox Genkurô (Genkurô-gitsune) (L)

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Play: Ura Omote Senbon-zakura Theater: Nakamura


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


Censor's seal: kiwame No blockcutter's mark 改印: 極


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, 1841 (Tenpô 12), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #144


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75.7 cm (14 5/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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