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Act VI: Actors Nakamura Kamezô I as Fuwa Kazuemon, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Hayano Kanpei, Onoe Baikô 4.5 as Senzaki Yagorô, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ichimojiya Saihei, and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Kakae Okaru, from the series Twelve Continuous Acts of The Store

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Left sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.21615, 11.21616, 11.22480 (C, R, L); 11.45089a-b, 11.45172 (R-C, L); 11.29156 (L only) Actors Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Fuwa Kazuemon, Onoe Baikô 4.5 as Senzaki Yagorô , Nakamura Fukusuke I as Hayano Kanbei, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as...

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


Censor's seal: Monkey 5 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印: 申五改


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


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.1 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

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