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Actors Onoe Kikugorô V (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III (C), and Kawarazaki Sanshô (L)

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Triptych: 11.39406a-b (right and center), 11.41596 (left)


Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet only) 国周筆


Blockcutter's mark: Hori Uta (one of the signs toward bottom of left sheet)


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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Time Present and Time Past (1999), #38


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.39406a-b, 11.41596

Medium or Technique

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