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Lots of Popular Daughters and Sons-in-law (Ryûko musume muko takusan): Actors Iwai Shijaku II as Osuma, Nakamura Shikan IV as Toyokura no Aruji, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Washi no Chôkichi, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yume no Ichirobei, Ichikawa Kuzô III as Asag

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0 0 「八人にいかてかわれんそろ盤の玉のやふなるむすめひとりは」

Signed

Kunisada ga (on right and left sheets only) 国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: Tiger 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Tanaka Hori Ushi 改印: 寅二改 彫師: 田中彫牛

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: 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, 1866 (Keiô 2), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi 3, pp. 76-8

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38980a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints