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Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Abe no Sadatô, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Hachimantarô, and Seki Sanjûrô III as Abe no Munetô, No. 34 from an untitled series

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MFA impressions: 11.25935, 2009.5007.48 Play: Ôshû Adachigahara, Sakaomodaka Yoroi Chôja Theater: Ichimura


Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga 一陽斎豊国画


Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri 改印: 衣笠、渡辺、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), 1st month


Horizontal ôban; 25.5 x 36.9 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

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