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Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Munesada (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Sekibei (C), and Onoe Baikô IV as Komachi (L)

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MFA impressions: 11.29186-7 (two right sheets only), 11.43997a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet); Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠) 香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Marks

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fukushima No blockcutter's mark 改印: 村松、福

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, 1850 (Kaei 3), 11th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.9 x 73.3 cm (13 3/4 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43997a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints