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A Shuihuzhuan of Beautiful and Brave Women (Hana yûjo Suikoden)

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Triptych: 11.21461 (left), 11.21462 (center), 11.21463 (right) Actors: Top row, left to right: Kawarazaki Gonnosuke I, Ôtani Tomoemon V, Bandô Hikosaburô V Middle row, left to right: Iwai Shijaku II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Onoe Kikugorô V Bottom row, left to right: Bandô Mitsugorô VI,...

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Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需国周筆


Ôta Hori Masu


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, 1869 (Meiji 2), 6th month

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Vertical ôban triptych

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