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Arashi Rikan in a Hit Play (Arashi Rikan atari kyôgen): Actors Ichikawa Shikô I as Ushiwakamaru and Arashi Kichisaburô II as Kumasaka Chôhan

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Play: Kachidoki Mibae Genji Theater: Naka


Shunkôsai 春好斎


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 29, 2004) 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, 1816 (Bunka 13), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #058


Horizontal ôban; 26 x 37.5 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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