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Shelter from the Rain: Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Okoshiuri Gorokichi, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Ôkagura Tsuru no maru no Asashichi, Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Saigyô Hôshi, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Kairaishi Shinadama Myôsaku (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Banzuii

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Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Konomi ni makasete Toyokuni ga (on center sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画


Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, shita-uri 衣笠、村田、シタ売


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 1851 (Kaei 4)


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.6 cm (14 x 29 3/8 in.)

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