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Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Minamoto Yorimasa

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Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.19910 (right sheet), 11.20653 (left sheet); virtual record: 11.19910VR


「あらそはぬ春にしなれは梓弓かけぬゆつるやあそふ糸ゆふ 和諍亭春永」


Kunisada ga 国貞画


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, about 1822 (Bunsei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #191; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #253


Shikishiban, right sheet of diptych; 21 x 17.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper