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Actor Ichikawa Sadanji I as Nishinyû Gonnojô

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Two parts of a triptych: 11.16372 (left sheet), 11.16440 (right sheet). Play: Shin Kasane Chigusa no Hanayome Theater: Ichimura


Kunichika hitsu 国周筆


Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame No blockcutter's mark 卯正改


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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-8670 (R), 100-8671 (C, not in MFA), 100-8672 (L)


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Medium or Technique

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