Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IV as Kagekiyo and Nakamura Utaemon I as Seigen
1769 (Meiwa 6), 3rd month
Hosoban; 30.5 x 14 cm (12 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Sogo Moyô Aigo no Wakamatsu
The play opened in the 1st month, with Danzô as Kagekiyo, but Utaemon was ill and did not appear until the 3rd month.
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
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