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Seven actors in The Shout of Victory, a New Play at the Matsushima Theater (Kachidoki Matsushima shinbutai)

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Play: Kachidoki Matsushima Shinbutai (The Shout of Victory, a New Play at the Matsushima Theater) Theater: Matsushima Actors, from right: Bandô Jûtarô III as Tsukimi Sangorô; Jitsukawa Enjaku I as Futaba no Jinza; Arashi Rikan IV as Chiyozaki Bunshichi; Nakamura Fukusuke III as Takasago Juza;...

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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, Meiji era, 1872 (Meiji 5), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #425


Vertical chûban heptaptych; 24.1 x 124.7 cm (9 1/2 x 49 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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