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Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as the Priest Gennô (Gennô oshô), actually a Raccoon-dog (Tanuki), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Thunder God (Nakanori Kaminari)

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:Left sheet of incomplete triptych. Play: Yanagi ni Kaze Fuki ya no Itosuji Theater:

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche 国貞画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38970

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints