A Modern Triptych of an Imaginary Scene (Tôsei mitate sanpukutsui): Actors Kawarazaki Sanshô (Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I) as Fukubotan no Gon (R) and Nakamura Shikan IV as Yoshiwara Suzume no Fuku (L)
「当世見立三副対」 「福ぼたんの権 河原崎三升」（初代河原崎権十郎） 「吉原すゞめの福 中村芝翫」（四代目）
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)
Vertical ôban diptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right and center sheets of an incomplete triptych.
Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino (left sheet only)
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)
 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