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Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1 (Unagidani no dan, Otsuma Hachirobei, Urami no samezaya, jô, shinpan), from an untitled series of jôruri libretti

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MFA impressions: 11.15507, 11.40119, RES.54.187.30

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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, about early 1830s (early Tenpô era)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40119

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints