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Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Ôboshi Rikiya, Sawamura Tosshô II as Daughter (Musume) Konami (R), Bandô Kamezô I as Kakogawa Honzô, Bandô Hikosaburô V as Wife (Nyôbô) Tonase (C), Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Wife (Nyôbô) Oishi, and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ôb

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


Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Koizumi Kane (right sheet), Hori Kane (center sheet), Horikô Kane (left sheet) 改印: 戌六改 彫師: 彫工小泉兼 (R) 彫兼 (C), 彫工兼 (L)


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 75.5 cm (14 3/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

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