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Actors Sawamura Tosshô I as Kumagai Naozane (TR), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (CR), Sawamura Tosshô I as Hachirobei (BR), Iwai Tojaku I as Wife (Nyôbô) Sagami (TL), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kôguya Yahei (CL), and Iwai Shijaku I as Otsuma (BL

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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), 4th month


Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.9 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

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