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Actors Kawarazaki Gonjurô I as Yokozô, actually (jitsu wa) Yamamoto Kansuke, and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Jihizô, actually Naoe Yamashiro

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Left sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.16436 is the right sheet.


Ichiô Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche 一鴬国周画(年玉枠)


Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu


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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

TML db M144-014-01(01) , (02), (03) (complete triptych)


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Medium or Technique

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