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Actors Sakata Hangorô II (Sankyô) as Kujaku Saburô (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V (Sanshô) as Godai Saburô (C), and Nakamura Sukegorô (Gyoraku) as Midaregami Gunzô (L)

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Triptych: 11.18956 (left), 11.18957 (right), 11.18958 (center) MFA impressions: 11.18956-8 (complete triptych), 21.4038 (center sheet only) Notes written on the print by hand, presumably by the original owner, identify the production and the actors as follows: Play: Sugata no Hana Yuki no...

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Katsu Shunshô ga (on each sheet) 勝春章画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1776 (An'ei 5), 11th month


Hosoban triptych; 29.7 x 42.1 cm (11 11/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

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