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Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Sekimori Sekibei

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Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To


「つけわたる加声の鶏におきいてゝほしの願くむ今朝の若水 桃乃屋永胤」


Ôju Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 応需香蝶楼国貞画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Two prints possibly from the same set: Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #147


Shikishiban; 20.2 x 18.2 cm (7 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper