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Snow Scene at the Baikô Villa Matsuinkyo in Terashima (Terashima Matsuinkyo Baikô bessô yuki no kei): Actors Onoe Matsusuke III, Segawa Kikunojô V, Onoe Kikugorô III (R), Ichikawa Danjurô VII, (Ichikawa Monnosuke III,) and Bandô Hikosaburô IV (L)

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Center and left sheets of incomplete triptych. The edition illustrated in Shindo 1993 includes the name of Ichikawa Monnosuke inscribed next to that of Danjûrô on the left sheet, but it has been removed from this edition. Possibly this is a reprint issued after the death of Monnosuke in the...

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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, 1823 (Bunsei 6), winter

Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 62 (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban diptych 36.7 x 51.5 cm (14 7/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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