Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Sakuragidayû, from Dance of Nine Changes (Kyû henge no uchi)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #015 (described but not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Second edition of a print originally designed in 1821 as the right sheet of a tetraptych.
MFA impressions: 11.36035-8, 11.36039 (later edition of right sheet),11.36295a-d
Play: Somemoyô Naniwa Miyage
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