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The Bride Changing Clothes after the Wedding Ceremony (Konrei ironaoshi no zu)

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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.15988 (left), 11.15998 (right) MFA impressions: 11.15988VR (11.15988, 11.15998; center and right sheets only), 11.34954a-c (complete triptych)


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Hama Yahei


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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #529 (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 50.7 cm (14 7/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15988, 11.15998

Medium or Technique

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