Actor Arashi Rikan II as the Footman (Yakko) Tsumahei
1829 (Bunsei 12), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #279
Vertical chûban; 25.6 x 19.3 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Originally the right half of a horizontal ôban sheet.
Play: Shin Usuyuki Monogatari
Gigadô Ashiyuki ga
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)
 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