Actor Arashi Tokusaburô III as Iwagawa Jirôkichi

「岩川次郎吉 嵐徳三郎」(三代目)

Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10), 8th month
Artist Gochôtei Sadamasu I (Kunimasu) (Japanese, active 1834–1852)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #121


Vertical chûban, left sheet of diptych; 37.5 x 25.9 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Sekitori Senryo Nobori
Theater: Onishi


Sadamasu ga, in toshidama cartouche 貞升画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection