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Plum Garden at Kameido (Kameido umeyashiki no zu): Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Karigane Bunshichi (R), Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Kaminari Shôkurô (CR), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Gokuin Sen'emon (C), Sawamura Tosshô I as An no Heibei (CL), and Nakamura Utaemon IV

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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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1838 (Tenpô 9), 3rd month


Vertical ôban pentaptych; 36 x 119.5 cm (14 3/16 x 47 1/16 in.)

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