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Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Mitsuhide's Daughter (Musume) Kikyô, Seki Sanjûrô III as Onishi Yukinaga (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Sutewakamaru (in inset), and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Mashiba Hisayoshi (L)

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Diptych: 11.29044 (left sheet), 11.45340 (right sheet) MFA impressions: 11.29044VR (11.29044, 11.45340), 11.43714a-b


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


Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 9 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take


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, 1855 (Ansei 2), 9th month


Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 59.4 cm (14 3/16 x 23 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29044, 11.45340

Medium or Technique

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