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Kôraiya Kinshô's Villa at Imado (Kôraiya Kinshô Imado bessô no zu): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Bandô Zenji, Bandô Mitsuemon I, Iwai Hanshirô V (R); Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Ichikawa Komazô V, Iwai Kumesaburô II, Bandô Mitsugorô III (C); Onoe Kikugorô III, S

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Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1810s–20s

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 002-1124 (R), 002-1123 (C), 002-1065 (L)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 76.1 cm (14 3/8 x 29 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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