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Actors Ichikawa Komazô III as Gorokichi, Segawa Kikunojô III as Yamamoto no Osugi, and Iwai Hanshirô IV as Yamakage no Omatsu, with chanters Tokiwazu Mojitayû and Tokiwazu Mikitayû, and accompanist Tobaya Richô

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Shunchô ga 春潮画


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, 1787 (Tenmei 7), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #70; Ukiyo-e taikei 4 (1975), #254; Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C10 and pl. CXXII; Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #217


Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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