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Acts IV, V, and VI: Actors Onoe Baikô 4.5 as Ishidô Umanosuke, Nakamura Kamezô I as Ono Kudayû, Nakamura Fukusuke I as En'ya Hangan (R), Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ôboshi Yuranosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ono Sadakurô, Ôtani Tokuji II as Farmer (Hyakushô)

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Triptych: 11.21615 (center), 11.21616 (right), 11.22480 (left) MFA impressions: 11.21615, 11.21616, 11.22480 (C, R, L); 11.22479, 11.22491, 11.29155 (L:, C, R); 11.29156 (L only) From a set of twelve sheets that link together as four triptychs.

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Monkey 5 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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: 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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 5th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 25.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21615, 11.21616, 11.22480

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints