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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Tamiya Iemon, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yatô Yomoshichi, and Bandô Shûka I as Yomoshichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Osode, in Yotsuya no Kikigaki, No. 12 from an untitled series

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Play: Manete Mimasu Yotsuya no Kikigaki, Asagao Monogatari Theater: Ichimura


Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga 香蝶楼豊国画


Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa 浜、衣笠


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, 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 9th month


Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.4 cm (10 1/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

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