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Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Ukiyo Dohei (TR), Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Nyôbô) Okatsu (CR), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Murasaki Daijin, Actually (jitsu wa) Monogusa Tarôsaku (BR), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Nagoya Kosanza (TL), Onoe Kikushirô I as Tedai Sankurô

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MFA impressions: 11.21768, 11.21771 Play: Monogusa Tarô Tekuda no Ayadake Theater: Ichimura


Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1841 (Tenpô 12), 3rd month


Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.9 cm (14 7/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

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