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Actors Sanokawa Ichimatsu as Yaoya Oshichi and Nakamura Kumetarô as Koshô Kichizaburô

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Tanjôdô Ishikawa Shûha Toyonobu zu 胆條堂石川秀芭豊信図


Artist's seal: Toyonobu Unidentified collector's seal


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, 1751 (Kan'en 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2145


Vertical ô-ôban; 43.4 x 30.7 cm (17 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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