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Actor Sakata Hangorô III as a Traveling Priest, actually Chinzei Hachirô Tametomo

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Right sheet of an incomplete diptych. Play: Kin no Menuki Genke no Kakutsuba (The Golden Sword Decoration and the Square Sword Guard of the Minamoto Family) Theater: Ichimura MFA impressions: 11.19925, 21.10199


Shunrô ga 春郎画


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, 1791 (Kansei 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #4; Calza, Hokusai (2003), pl. I.11; Izawa, "Katsushika Shunrô...," Ukiyo-e geijutsu 79 (1983), p. 19, #39; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 223, hosoban #61; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3665


Hosoban; 31.4 x 14.2 cm (12 3/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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