Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Shiraito in Shiraito Mondo Kasane Tsuyu Neya no Sayokinu, from an untitled series of actor portraits on the backs of shamisens
「白糸主水 重褄閨小夜衣 坂東三津五郎」 （六代目坂東三津五郎の白糸）
Waseda db 403-0282
Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.39873, 11.40575
Forms a pair with 11.40572, 11.40577.
Censor's seal: Dragon 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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