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Actors Onoe Eizaburô IV as Nadeshiko (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Saorinosuke (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yuri no Kata (L)

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MFA impressions: 11.39854a-c (complete triptych), 11.39855 (right sheet only) Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Gosho-Zome Theater: Ichimura


Kunichika ga (on each sheet) 国周画


Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right and center sheets), Katada Hori Chô (on left sheet) 子二改


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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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