Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Katsuyori
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #123
Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 18.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center sheet of an incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.35522 (center sheet only), 11.36183a-c (complete triptych)
Play: Honchô Nijûshikô
文久1年10月、大坂、角の芝居「本朝廿四孝（ほんちょうにじゅうしこう）」の「十種香（じゅっしゅこう）」の場。 – 武藤 純子K
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