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Actors Viewing Cherry Blossoms, from right: (1) Nakamura Matsue III, Arashi Sangorô III, and Nakamura Utaemon III; (2) Fujikawa Kaya II, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Arashi Danpachi I, and Kataoka Korokurô I; (3) Asao Kuzaemon I, Ichikawa Ebijûrô I, and Ichikawa
俳優の花見 「四枚つゞき 一」 三代目中村松江、三代目嵐三五郎、三代目中村歌右衛門 「四枚つゞき 二」 二代目藤川花友、七代目片岡仁左衛門、初代嵐団八、初代片岡小六郎 「四枚つゞき 三」 初代浅尾工左衛門、初代市川鰕十郎、三代目市川門之助 「四枚つゞき 四」 二代目嵐吉三郎、四代目嵐小六、初代柴崎台蔵
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #076
Vertical ôban tetraptych; 37.6 x 91 cm (14 13/16 x 35 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Tetraptych, from right to left: 11.35468, 11.35469, 11.35470, 11.35471
Actors, from right: (1) Nakamura Matsue III, Arashi Sangorô III, and Nakamura Utaemon III; (2) Fujikawa Kaya II, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Arashi Danpachi I, and Kataoka Korokurô I; (3) Asao Kuzaemon I, Ichikawa Ebijûrô I, and Ichikawa Monnosuke III; (4) Arashi Kichisaburô II, Arashi Koroku IV, and Shibazaki Daizô I
Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet) 春好斎北洲画
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection