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Cherry Blossom Viewing in the Third Month (Yayoi sakura-gari): Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as a Stunt Rider (Kyokubanori) (R), Fujikawa Kayû III as a Worshipper at a Special Viewing of Images (Kaichô mairi) (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as the Leader of a

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Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 一陽斎豊国画(年玉印) (R and C sheets) and 香蝶楼豊国画(年玉印) (L sheet)


Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe 改印: 衣笠、渡辺


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1849 (Kaei 2), 9th month


Vertical ôban triptych

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