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Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Tora, Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Soga no Jûrô, and Ichikawa Danjûrô V as the Ghost of Seigen; with chanters Tokiwazu Kanedayû and Tokiwazu Okadayû, and accompanist Kishizawa Koshikibu

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Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

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, 1783 (Tenmei 3), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0493; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #74

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 26 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13919

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints