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Assortment of Ladies for His Lordship, an Imaginary Scene (Tonoko mitate hime soroe): Actors Onoe Kikujirô II, Ichikawa Ichizô III, Ichikawa Shinsha I (R); Sawamura Tanosuke III, Nakamura Fukusuke I, Onoe Kikugorô IV (C); Iwai Kumesaburô III, Kawarazaki G

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Triptych: 11.29807 (left sheet), 11.45285a-b (right and center sheets) MFA impressions: 11.29807VR (11.29807, 11.45285a-b), 11.43596a-c


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)


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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 49.2 cm (14 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29807, 11.45285a-b

Medium or Technique

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