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A Nô Performance for the Lord of Kamakura (Kamakura dono on-Nô kôgyô no zu)

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Triptych (left half of hexaptych): 11.16301 (left), 11.18143 (center), 11.18144 (right) Complete hexaptych: 11.16225VR (right half; 11.16625, 11.18139, 11.18140), 11.16301VR (left half; 11.16301, 11.18143, 11.18144) MFA impressions of the hexaptych: Right side: 11.16225VR (11.16625, 11.18139,...

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Signed

Yoshikata gô (on left sheet) 芳形毫

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.16301, 11.18143, 11.18144

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints