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Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Kôjirô (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Wakokubashi Tôji (C), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Takemon no Tora (L), in the Second Feature (Dainibanme), Sandai Banashi Kôza no Shinsaku

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Triptych: 11.30365 (left), 11.30366 (center), 11.30367 (right) MFA impressions: 11.30365-7 (complete triptych), RES.47.21 (left sheet only)


Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)


Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa


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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month


Vertical ôban of triptych

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Medium or Technique

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