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The Old Story of the Renowned Sculptor Hidari Jingorô (Sono mukashi Hidari Jingorô ga [meiyo no furugoto]): Actor Ichikawa Shinsha I as Jingorô's Wife

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.29196 (right sheet only), 11.44066a-c (complete triptych)


Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画


Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu


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, 1847 (Kôka 4), 5th month


Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 25.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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