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Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Izutsu Menosuke, Otani Tomoemon IV as Tsuchiko Gennosuke, Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Shinagawa Ôkaminosuke, Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kuzu no Uraminosuke, Seki Sanjûrô III as Kurozuka Murinosuke, Sawamura Chojuro V as Mottomo Dôr

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MFA impressions: 11.25922, 11.45356 Play: Kôshoku Shimada Monogatari Theater: Ichimura


Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga 一陽斎豊国画


Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, shita-uri 浜、馬込、シタ売


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, 1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month


Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 36.7 cm (10 3/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

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