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Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VII as Yuri Hachirô

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Center sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.17261, 21.5995 Play: Kaeribana Yuki no Yoshitsune Theater: Miyako A triptych of the same performance, by Utamaro: 21.6350 (right), 11.22119 (center), 21.6351 (left).


Shun'ei ga 春英画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1795 (Kansei 7), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #14 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 190-2 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1956), fig. 77


Hosoban; 31.5 x 14.5 cm (12 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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