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Actors Segawa Rokô IV as Osome (R), Sawamura Gennosuke I as Aburaya Seibei (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Hisamatsu (L)

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Triptych: 11.22811 (left), 11.22812 (center), 11.22813 (right)


Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Yamashiroya Tôemon 改印: 極、山藤


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, 1811 (Bunka 8), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3103 (C), 101-3104 (L)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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