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Actors Sawamura Tanosuke II as Fox (Kitsune) Kuzunoha (R), Sawamura Gennosuke I as Abe no Yasuna, and Iwai Matsunosuke I as the Child (Dôji) (L)

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Diptych: 11.22872 (left), 11.22873 (right) Play: Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami Shosa: Michiyuki Shinoda no Futari-zuma Theater: Ichimura


Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1809 (Bunka 6), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-8952 (L only)


Vertical ôban diptych; 39.2 x 52.8 cm (15 7/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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