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Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Kofuji of the Ômiya, Seki Hanasuke IV as Maizuruya Denzô (R), Ichimura Takematsu III as the Kamuro Midori, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Ebizako no Jû, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Kinchô's Son (Segare) Kinko (C), Seki Sanjûrô III as Iyam

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Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 3 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji 改印: 改、辰三 彫師: 彫庄治

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: 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1856 (Ansei 3), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 75.5 cm (14 1/8 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44210a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints